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Any Hidden Gems?πŸ’Žβœ¨ What Lesser-known Resources Boost Coding Skills?

Hey there, coding enthusiasts! We all know about the popular learning platforms, but what about those hidden gems? We're talking about lesser-known resources or learning platforms that you'd recommend to new coders for self-study and skill development. Maybe you stumbled upon a fantastic coding blog, a YouTube channel with incredible tutorials, or an underrated online course.

Share your secret weapons and give a shoutout to these hidden gems that have helped you level up your coding game. Let's uncover these hidden treasures and help each other on our coding journeys!

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Top comments (5)

mistval profile image

Use the Index, Luke is "a site explaining SQL indexing to developersβ€”no crap about administration."

I really love this site because it teaches everything you need to know to grok why certain queries are slow and certain queries are fast, and how to optimize queries and choose appropriate indexes. That's super important and most learning resources don't really touch on it. They just leave you with something vague like "put indexes on columns you reference in WHERE clauses". If that sounds like where you're at, this site is for you!

mianaviatte profile image

If I had known about two years ago, I would've been a happier person πŸ’―...
yes, many know this resource for sure, but I didn't πŸ˜…

madza profile image

I would say GitHub is full of hidden gems πŸ’Ž
Compiled a list of some of my favs a while ago! πŸ“š

fadygrab profile image
Fady GA 😎

Yes I would strongly agree with that πŸ‘Œ
Checking out "peers-written" code is a great way to pickup new ideas and fine tune your coding style.
Assuming high quality code of course πŸ˜‰

kurealnum profile image

A massive collection of roadmaps with helpful resources everywhere, I would've loved to have known about this when I first started programming.