How often do you get sad, or frustrated, or just bored by your everyday programming routines? Once in eternity? Rarely? Or every other day?

Irregardless of your answer, I want to show you some nice tools/plugins/pieces of software that can add some rainbows to your working environment. Inb4: no homo.


[lolcat]( is a tiny library written in Ruby and it is freaking awesome. To begin with, it has a Python port.

Let’s install the stable version and run something with lolcat:

pip install lolcat

lolcat --help | lolcat 

Nyan Cat Progress Bars

If you use Google Chrome, Stylish is a must! And, I guess, you watch YouTube sometimes – oh, we all do sometimes – so bring Nyan Cat to the videohosting with this custom progress bar. Please keep in mind that this style works with HTML5 player only.

Unluckily, [nyanbar]( is broken, [nyancat]( looks useless, so does [nyan_logger]( ¯_(ツ)_/¯

But there is a really, really awesome thing out there in the web – and I am talking about Nyan Cat prograss bar for IDEA (also compatible with PhpStorm, WebStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, AppCode, CLion, GoLand, DataGrip, Rider, MPS, and Android Studio).