Hacker News Tools of the Trade :sunglasses:

Tools of The Trade, from Hacker News.

Background

In 2010, Joshua Schachter, the founder of Delicious, posted the following on Hacker News:

When I first started delicious, we had to host most of the services ourselves. CVS, mail, mailing lists, etc etc etc.

These days, lots of that stuff is available as SaaS. What are the tools and services people use instead of hosting their own?

(I'm not talking about actual production services like EC2 and Heroku and whatnot. We can go over this in another thread.)

In 2013, Sharjeel Qureshi, posted the following:

Few years ago, Joshua Schachter started this thread on HN for discussing hosted useful services: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1769910

The contribution in thread introduced many interesting SaaS services which can immensely help in deploying services as well as development.

It's been three years since then. What do we have today?

Many thanks to the big contributors to the previous threads, including garrettdimon, espeed, netshade, and cmadan, and many more that I haven't named.

Now

I've collected more data from Hacker News, AngelList and Quora, to make the 2015 (and hopefully beyond) version. This list also includes self-hosted as well as hosted services.

It's hosted on GitHub for a reason! Please submit pull requests.

Contents

Identity Verification

Browser/Email Testing

Bug/Issue Tracking

Planning & Project Management

Time Tracking

App Developer Tools

Localization & Internationalization

Business & Traffic Analytics

Conversion Optimization & A/B Testing

User Management

User Testing

HR

Payroll

Continuous Integration/Code Quality

Dashboards

Error/Exception Handling

Application Distribution

Log Monitoring

Application Performance

Load Testing

Server Monitoring

Customer Support/Help Desks

Transactional Email

Other APIs

Email Marketing

Email Collection/Landing Page Apps

CRM/Sales Tools

Best CRM Software for Startups

Social Media Marketing

Naming

Space Rental

Community Tools

Personal Productivity

Prototyping/Mockups

Content Creation/Infographics

Customer Feedback

Data

Database

Accounting/Invoicing

Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions, Legal Documents

Income Analytics

Payments, Billing & Downloads

Billing & Payment Processing

Banking

Phone/PBX/SMS

System Monitoring

Security

Shipping

User Feedback

Designers

Notes

Group Communication/Chat Tools

HipChat (now Stride) Alternatives

Remote Collaboration

DNS

Status Blogs/User Alerts

Forms / Surveys

Source Code Hosting

Design Collaboration

PaaS

VPS

Heroku Tools

AWS Tools

Database-aaS

Backend-aaS

WebSockets-aaS

Ops Alerts and Scheduling

Accounting

Video Hosting

Knowledge Tracking/Wiki

Offsite Backups

Personal Machine Backups

Remote Workers

Deployment

SEO Tools

API Builder

Password Management

Sources of Clicks/Ad Platforms

Storage

Task Scheduling

Documentation

Business Cards and Print Material

Presentations / Slides

Use

The best ways to use this list are:

This list also uses tags to help when searching the contents:

Authors

Chris Barber

Craig Davison

With many thanks to the contributors. :clap:

Contributions are welcome! Check out the Contributing Guidelines. :raised_hands: