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Useful tech sources to keep up to date

chriss profile image Kristijan Pajtasev ・3 min read

Every day there is a new phone released, a new JavaScript framework, an electric car, or something else. It is just a massive amount of information that is hard to follow. So bellow is a list of some good online sources to follow and keep up to date.

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Hacker news

Hacker News is a news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It has a straightforward design and easily allows you to publish your links. Handy is the Show HN tag that you can use to showcase your project or browse other people's ones.

Reddit

Reddit is a social news aggregation website similar to HackerNews, but not only computer science focused. What makes Reddit different from other web sites is its subreddits. You can find one for almost everything. If your interest is in JavaScript, check /r/javascript. Design, ReactJS, programming, AI, you think of it, there is probably already one.

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is an excellent web site focused on resources for web developers and web designers. That is what makes them different from some other pages. While anyone can apply to write, content is required to be in that specific domain.

CSS-Tricks

CSS-Tricks is a page similar to Smashing Magazine. It is a place that contains articles on web development and web design with a bit more focus on design. If you are interested in doing something with CSS, this is a place to find it. Still, it is the most popular resource for understanding flexbox.

The Practical Dev (dev.to)

The Practical Dev is another place similar to CSS-Tricks and Smashing Magazine but focuses more on development. What also makes it different from the two above is that anyone can register and start writing, and essential for me as a dev, great integration with GitHub. Maybe the only downside for writing, it is done in a markup language, like the one you would use in your README files.

Medium

Once again, similar to The Practical Dev and others, but much broader topics. You can find many useful tech resources, but there are also many from other topics. The excellent part is publications, which is space focused around a common theme. One of them would be towards data science.

Twitter

Twitter is one place that you should not underestimate. By following the right hashtags, you can easily see what is becoming popular, what people are talking about, and even get someone's help in your career.

The Next Web, The Verge, Wired, TechCrunch

If you only want to keep up to date with news on the latest gadgets, startups, and tech business news, you can use any of the sites above.


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