The 10 Best Developer and Tech News Resources
The tech industry is growing and changing rapidly, so it’s important that anyone involved in it stay up to date on the latest tech news and advancements. As the industry expands and impacts even more of our day to day lives, it’s becoming important for people in every industry to know what’s going on in the tech field. While this may seem like a daunting task on the face of it, tech news can be really interesting.
It can be difficult to know where to start, and not all news sources are reliable or provide the best information. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite resources to help you stay informed! Bookmark these pages and revisit them often or you can end up being one really out-of-date dev.
If you don’t know what Twitter is by now, well you should. Twitter is a great resource for following your technology and language of choice. So many thought leaders, brands, and experts take to Twitter to shout out their newest findings, trends, and tips.
For example, a great general account to follow is @thepracticaldev. If you like react and redux news follow @danabramov or @vjeux. Are you familiar with npm, then follow @izs and @seldo. Another great account is @b0rk who is good to follow if you’re into (trying to get into) unix/linux.
There is a whole world of dev to explore on Twitter and a great place to easily stay informed about the latest in tech news by following the people and organizations who regularly post what’s new. You can also try this list by Robert Scoble for a large variety of great tech news channels or this list for additional developers to follow.
3. Node Weekly
Signup for their newsletter to get the top node.js news and modules delivered to your inbox every week or follow this Twitter account!
With articles, videos, and even funding data, TechCrunch provides a wealth of information to anyone interested in the latest tech advancements. It covers information in many different industries, so it’s a great place to go when you have more time to browse. They also have several newsletters that you can subscribe to based on what you’re interested in hearing about.
CNET is a highly accessible tech news source that also does reviews, how-to’s, and more. You’ll find a lot of information on new and up-and-coming tech products. Although the website publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on mainly consumer electronics globally, the CNET audience frequently discusses up and coming trends and stuff all developers should pay attention to.
Scotch.io is a web development blog discussing all things programming, development, web, and life. With insightful web design/development articles scotch.io is a great resource for tips and news. They also have courses and tutorials that you need to check out.
7. Hacker News
Hacker News is a great place to go to keep your finger on the pulse of the tech community. It’s a social media site for those interested in everything tech, and functions much the same way that Reddit does. Users can upvote quality content, and downvote all the bad stuff.
You can sign up for their newsletter and get a Hacker News digest in your email every so often with the cream of the crop content, which is pretty cool.
Some of the best places to get your news will depend on what you’re interested in. More specific websites like MacRumors will give you the latest on the programs, languages, and products that mean the most to you. MacRumors is the best place to go for updates regarding Apple’s products.
If you are fact checker and need data to back anything up, then W3Techs is for you. W3Techs stands for “World Wide Web Technology Surveys.”
W3Techs provides information about the usage of various types of technologies on the web. They have a collection of surveys to keep you informed on all the latest trends. We have found the surveys to be super extensive and awesomely reliable.
10. Company Blogs
Industry giants like Google and Windows report much of their own tech news, and are worth checking in on from time to time. Another great one to follow is the GoDaddy blog. They frequently cover tips on how to rev up your website. If you turnover all the self-promotion in company blogs you can find awesome reads that are truly diamonds in the rough.
All this being said, there is no one comprehensive tech news site because there’s just too much to cover. The best way to stay informed is to accumulate a good library of resources, like the ones listed here!
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