there’s usually a list of tools in parens after the short description in each post. i mostly use python to scrape, parse, and format data, postgis or mongodb to store the data, and d3.js and three.js to visualize it. i avoid using tools like cinder/openframeworks/unity etc and try to code as much as possible from scratch because i like to understand everything that’s happening behind the scenes. it’s a lot harder to build beautiful things quickly, but i have more control over what i build. it’s the difference between driving an automatic and a stickshift.
thanks for the compliment!