A Guide to Staying up to Date with Web Development Trends and News
19.09.2019 Admin Tech News
Here is a list of the most useful resources I’ve found for keeping up to date with modern web development trends and news.
OK, to be 100% honest, I’m not a huge fan of tech podcasts. I’d rather listen to supernatural stories of Lore or to the banter of the guys from Pod Save America because, to me, podcasts are about escapism, not about work. But if I do listen to tech podcasts, it’s these two shows. They provide that internal kick I need to push myself on projects or to discover new tools. I just learned about Prettify on Syntax, and it’s drastically improved the way I code in my text editor.
Syntax — Tools for developers
20 Minute VC — Venture Capital & Startup Funding
The best part of the 20 Minute VC is, well, that each episode is only 20 minutes. But at the same time, you feel like you’ve absorbed an incredible amount of information. Harry Stebbings, the host of the podcast, has contagious British enthusiasm (if that’s even a thing). Listening to the guests — whether they’re VC partners or startup founders — is one of those things that gives you that internal drive to keep doing what you do.
Smashing Magazine — latest design trends
I’m not a designer, but I keep telling myself I will learn CSS grid eventually. I love that Smashing Magazine comes to design from a usability point of view — it’s not overly technical and it focuses on user experience above all.
NYTimes — the week in tech
Does this count as cheating? Maybe. I know there are so many better publications out there that focus directly on technology. Wired, Tech Crunch, Mashable—just to name a few. But the thing I love about the tech columns of the Times is that they’re a brief-but-meaningful overview of everything I need to read without the noise.
Note: Last updated May 2019. This is a relatively short list because I didn’t want to include crappy sources that I looked up just for the article and that I don’t actually read every day. It’s a work in progress, and I’ll keep updating as I discover more kick-ass resources.