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You would like to continue your journey as a developer by intentionally taking some time to learn something new? Or maybe deepen your existing knowledge in a specific subject but are not sure where to find appropriate resources? Trust me, I’ve been there. In the past, I sometimes got so overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options that I simply spent most of my time browsing around, hopping from one great course to the next until there was no more time to study. But fear no more - I put together a list of reliable options for you to dig in. If you are missing something, please feel free to add it in a comment, I’d love to check it out!
This morning I read in Stefan Judis' newsletter (literally my favourite web development newsletter out there, hands down) that he put together the platform ‘Tiny Teachers’ - where you can browse resources by category (currently things like CSS, Vim & Typescript are on there to name a few) and add your own. Will be great to see how this one develops once more people contribute!
A classic - I was lucky enough to get free access for a year through my education program, maybe your school or employer offers the same? Here you can find a wide range of topics from Developer Productivity to specific frameworks, Grid & Flexbox or an Intro to Computer Science - all at a high quality and with the benefit of the name - Frontend Masters is popular enough to ring a bell when you put it on your CV.
Code Journeys is a friendly, inclusive developer community - welcoming everyone regardless of level, experience or interest in a specific language or framework. The community meets on Slack or calls for coding challenges and workshops - a great way to get in touch with like minded people, ask questions and learn beyond the scope of one's own horizon. And founder Raffaele makes sure everyone gets the support they need.
Another classic I stumbled upon during my bootcamp - an epic number of courses on what seems to me like all the topics one could ever want to learn, some free (like the beginners guide to react) some part of their pro membership (like docker fundamentals). Besides that, a great library of articles and podcast episodes - in case you want to switch learning methods around a little bit.
These are some of my favourite resources to learn more about web development. When browsing around dev.to, I found this great article that put together exclusively free resources - which is absolutely amazing and a lot more accessible of course than some of the paid programs. Which one is your favourite resource for learning something new in web development? And why? I’d love to learn about it, please leave a comment below to let me know :)