Everyone knows of StackOverflow.com and AskUbuntu which are part of StackExchange network. But there are dozens of other sites in the StackExchange network that are dedicated to programming. Some of my favorites are
Why use StackExchange?
You want to improve your software engineering skills.
Help other developers by answering their questions.
Show off your skills by linking to your StackExchange account in your resume or website.
GitHub requires no introduction for software developers. It’s the place on the Internet where open source projects are built.
Why use GitHub?
Share your code with the rest of the world.
Contribute to open-source projects.
Build free websites using GitHub pages.
A good GitHub profile can unlock awesome job opportunities.
DevDocs.IO is a single-page open source app that allows you to search documentation of all popular programming languages and frameworks.
Superfast way to search documentation.
One place to search all the docs
Hacker News is a website where people submit links and have interesting discussions around them. Most of the submissions are related to Silicon Valley, Entrepreneurship, and Tech.
Why use Hacker News?
To keep updated with Silicon Valley and the US tech ecosystem.
A place for high-quality well-moderated discussions.
diff.blog is an engineering blog aggregator. The website aggregates blog posts from 1000s of Engineering and developer blogs (including blogs on dev.to).
Why use diff.blog?
You want to follow the engineering blogs of tech companies and developers from all over the internet.
If you have a blog about software engineering, you can include it in diff.blog so that it reaches a bigger audience.
Udemy is one of the biggest video tutorial websites in the world. It has amazing tutorials on almost every tech-related topic. My favorite teacher on Udemy is Stephen Grider. You should check him out.
Why use Udemy?
- Learn a new skill.
DigitalOcean is a hosting provider in which you can host your servers, databases, etc. It’s very popular among developers.
Why use DigitalOcean?
You are working on personal projects and want an easy to use interface.
You want to keep things as simple as possible.
IndieHackers is a community of developers and entrepreneurs who are trying to build profitable internet companies without raising money.
Why use IndieHackers.com?
- You want to interact with people who are building or have built successful Internet companies.
Resumake.IO is an open-source website that helps you make a resume for applying to Software Engineering jobs.
Why use Resumake?
- You want a no bull-shit, easy to use resume maker.
- You can export the resume as PDF, Latex, and JSON so that you don't have to start from scratch the next time.
Leetcode is a website that helps you prepare for software engineering interviews.
Why use Leetcode?
You want to practice coding problems that are asked during software engineering interviews.
You want to know about the interview experiences of people who have attended software engineering interviews.
Glassdoor is a website where employees review their companies.
Why use Glassdoor?
You want to know what it is like working for the company.
You want to know how much are the employees paid in the company.
ProductHunt is a website where developers and companies launch websites, apps, etc that have recently built.
Why use ProductHunt?
To know what all products are getting launched every day.
You want to launch the website or app you built.
Of course, you all know about dev.to, so it is not included in the list :)
That’s it, folks. Hope you enjoyed the article. Let me know in the comments if I missed a website that you think should have been on the list.