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  1. Vercel is the platform for frontend developers, providing the speed and reliability innovators need to create at the moment of inspiration.

    If they are static pages, which I create using Hugo, I publish them on the Web using Netlify or Vercel. This is done automatically after each push to the main branch.
  2. Easily edit database data and structure

    As far as databases are concerned, my favourite application is DataGrip, but lately I have been trying TablePlus which has a quite minimalistic design and also a mobile application.
  3. A PHP Framework For Web Artisans

    As the name of the service says it will work best with Laravel but it is not a problem to modify code from other frameworks to make it work the same way. I have several applications created this way in CakePHP. I have this set to manual after clicking the deploy button, but if you want you can turn on quick deploy and then it will publish the application after a push to the main branch (or another one, depending...
  4. Hugo is a general-purpose website framework for generating static web pages.

    If they are static pages, which I create using Hugo, I publish them on the Web using Netlify or Vercel. This is done automatically after each push to the main branch.
  5. GItHub Codespaces is a hosted remote coding environment by GitHub based on Visual Studio Codespaces integrated directly for GitHub.

    Recently I've been using Codespaces from GitHub more and more, thanks to which I can edit source code from anywhere where I have access to the Internet, for example on a tablet or mobile phone if I need to quickly edit a line.
  6. Originally founded as a project to simplify sharing code, GitHub has grown into an application used by over a million people to store over two million code repositories, making GitHub the largest code host in the world.

    Code testing is also done automatically on GitHub after each push.
  7. A painless self-hosted Git service

    I also have the source codes stored on my own server where I host Gitea.
  8. Help build, deploy and manage PHP servers in the cloud.

    I publish my PHP applications using Laravel Forge on my server which I have with Hetzner.
  9. Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft

    Most of my code is written in PHP, JavaScript and HTML. For programming I use VS Code editor, and for more complex things, PHPStorm from JetBrains.
  10. The Rapid Development Framework for PHP

    As the name of the service says it will work best with Laravel but it is not a problem to modify code from other frameworks to make it work the same way. I have several applications created this way in CakePHP. I have this set to manual after clicking the deploy button, but if you want you can turn on quick deploy and then it will publish the application after a push to the main branch (or another one, depending...
  11. Create, review and deploy code together with GitLab open source git repo management software | GitLab

    Apart from these, I have tried other options such as self-hosted Gitlab, which has its own CI/CD, or Gitea + Drone. I've been using GitLab for the longest time (about 5 years) but as I say I'm trying to simplify things so I can focus on work instead of managing my own server and finding solutions why things don't work.