You have to stay updated on trends, social things and dev culture, you need to stay with the times and keep evolving.
You will agree with me that an important part of our job is staying up to date. Technologies don’t really change that fast, they take time and you wouldn't want to miss out when that happens.
Although you wouldn't want to miss out, the idea is for you to know the surrounding of these technologies and the things we can do with them that are constantly evolving and changing.
There is always a new update, a new tool to use or a new way of handling a problem. The only question is, where is the best place to stay up-to-date, where do you find out about the latest changes to your favorite programming language, trending article, social media platforms or Google algorithms.
Over the past few years we have seen lots of sites, web applications and even extensions which will give us trending topics from around the world about different Tech fields.
Even though we get all this, it's a great start, In this article I have classified the the sites into different segments to help you jump straight into what you need served to you.
Let's get started:
Want to be up-to date with news from around the globe, this is for you Reddit is a global platform with a lot of sub-groups, endless conversations going on.
It has nearly all trending topics from every aspect: technology business, IOT, opportunities for meet ups, how to for debugging and also job listings.
Now to help you get started on the right path all you need is sign up and choose your area of interest and you are good to go.
Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship.
A List Apart
A List Apart is a webzine that explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
Slashdot is a social news website that originally billed itself as "News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters". It features news stories on science, technology, and politics that are submitted and evaluated by site users and editors.
- CodeCombat If you want to learn to program, you need to write a lot of code and at CodeCombat, help you make sure you're doing that with a smile on your face.
CodeCombat is a community project, with hundreds of players volunteering to create levels, contribute to the code to add features, fix bugs, playtest, and even translate the game into 50 languages so far, Join and be part of the amazing community.
- CodeWars Codewars is an educational community for computer programming. On the platform, software developers train on programming challenges known as kata.
Challenge yourself on kata, created by the community to strengthen different skills. Master your current language of choice, or expand your understanding of a new one.
These discrete programming exercises train a range of skills in a variety of programming languages, and are completed within an online integrated development environment.
CodeChef is a competitive programming community of programmers from across the globe. Practice, learn, compete and move up the leaderboard.
Sharpen your coding skills, prepare for interviews or compete in coding challenges along with a community of over 5 million passionate developers.
Tuts+ contributes to the mission of “helping people learn and earn online”. Their goal is to see how people transform themselves and their lives by learning creative skills and earning money selling their creations or services to the world.
And this is achieved by offering FREE HOW TO TUTORIALS
Read more about all networking communities for all fields from my precious article Developer Communities to Join to Help You Grow Your Tech Career
"It's not enough to be up to date, you have to be up to tomorrow." Don't be left out on what's happening around you, lets change that by knowing your surrounding.
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