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Rach Smith
Rach Smith

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How I keep up with the latest Front-End Development news, without scrolling my life away

There are very few things I missed when I quit spending time on Twitter, but one of them was keeping up with the latest news and links from the JavaScript/Front-End world.

Thankfully, I found the answer to staying up to date on the latest without having to scroll my life away: email newsletters.

There are multiple really great newsletters that round up all the posts and library news for the week and create a convenient list for you.

Here's my workflow: I open the email, scan the list, save the links that look interesting to me in my Instapaper, and delete the email. Later, when I have time to read, I go ahead and read the saved articles in Instapaper.

I find this the most efficient way to stay on top of what's happening in the community without having to expose myself to threads of dev thinkbois fighting about who's opinion is more problematic.

Here is a list of the newsletters I am subscribed to at the moment:

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Ido Shamun

You might want to try app.daily.dev ๐Ÿ˜
It's a feed of developer news. So you can scroll if you want but even if you don't you will still get the news you want :)
Disclaimer: I'm the maker, would love to get a feedback.

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Shashank Shekhar Mishra

Ohh.. I didn't know that. I have been using it for past couple months and I absolutely love it. You did a great work there.

PS: #feature request - if we could get a window to add our daily task as well and mark them as complete/incomplete that'd be really helpful.

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Rach Smith Author

cool site! Nice work.

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Ido Shamun

thanks :)

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Darko

I am using daily.dev chrome extension: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/...

When you open new tab in your browser, you get all new articles from different sources every day. You could add sources, choose preferred tags etc. Best extension I have in my browser :)

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Andrea Pollini

thanks

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LucasCardim

Great! I'll definitely look into this

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Saf Venture

thanks

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Kostya

Added yours to Instapaper๐Ÿ˜‚. But thanks for your post, specially for a11y, I just start my way of accessibility and need more food resources.

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Rach Smith Author

Itโ€™s a really great newsletter!

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MasterMind

thank you!๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป