# ⚒️ Tools & Technologies
This page covers some general recommended tools to help you get started with building awesome things!
Looking for how Launch Pad uses internal tools like Slack? Head on over to the Tools page in our Handbook
# Writing Code
- Visual Studio Code (opens new window) is an open-source, lightweight code editor with a large ecosystem of extensions that provides integrations with almost every language under the sun. It's a great place to start if you are unsure!
- GitKraken (opens new window) is a slick interface on top of git that helps you visualize your commit graph and execute git commands through an intuitive desktop application.
# Browser Plugins
- The Sourcegraph browser extension (opens new window) offers IDE-like features such as documentation when you hover over code on GitHub - super useful for reading code and making code reviews.