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trello has a much simpler interface and easy to learn for any team member. asana might have more features and configuration options but do you really need a complex system for developers to manage tasks?

After Microsoft took over trello, it has become more restricted these days but still good for startups.

Keep it simple! Focus on your product, not tools.

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PostgreSQL is enterprise level database with transactions, full-text indexes, vector indexes, JSON, BLOB, geo-spatial data and a lot more. Highly scalable, configurable and easily maintainable. all that on an open source RDBMS database and you are still looking for GPL licensed MySQL with limited features? Look again.

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Sentry is so far the best in exception monitoring. It also has a decent rate limit and user limits for startups.

New relic is mostly performance monitoring but you have thousands of ways to optimise performance. With cloud based, serverless and auto-scaling solutions, performance within a limited RAM or disk space is not even a question, forget concern.

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ansible is agent-less, fast, robust, configurable, and open source. If you need commercial support, it's available.

Are you still working with agent based systems? Seriously!?

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vi is like an evergreen super fast, super easy, super simple editor with no fluff. You can use it on almost any system. Nothing can make it sluggish. large files, memory or anything else. You must learn it.

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VS is now grown to take the challenge head-on. Extensions, debugging, all the intelli-sense features to make the lives of developers much easier.

textmate is left far behind in the race now.

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Rails allows rapid development, prototyping, scaling, security and everything SaaS or product will need. That too in less than half the time.

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distributed version control system is the key today with globally distributed dynamic teams working on a product. Centralised version control systems are old-school already. Don't waste any more time before switching to git.

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nginx is super fast, highly configurable, low memory footprint. Reverse proxy, media streaming, high throughput apps are best served with nginx. It can also load balance, beautifully.

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