Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· joelhooks

When coming onto a new project, try to use the tools that the team uses when starting out.

Sure, you have a suite of tools you love, but save some aggravation for yourself and your new team members by setting up the "happy path" tooling first. This means that if your team is using a particular IDE, you should probably get that setup and running first.

After you've done that, now start working on your additions/tweaks and share them with the team. The goal isn't to stagnate and use tools you "hate," but to get up and running quickly and understand the existing toolchain.