With more and more talks about the “Big R” coming in 2023, it is crucial to stay current on emerging technologies and market trends in order to remain competitive in the employment market and advance your career as a software engineer. It might be difficult to stay on top of all the latest advancements and best practices given the tech sector’s very nature of quick pace.
In this post, we are highlighting the best 10 websites for software developers to bookmark or to add to your RSS Feed Reader in order to stay current on market trends, R&D, and technological advancements. Whether you’re seeking the most recent research articles, new computer languages to master, or perceptions into industry trends, these 10 websites should have you covered.
P.S. We are not including Reddit on purpose, as we aren’t looking to insult you ❤️
Bonus 1. DevRant
DevRant is a community where you can rant about all things software development. Be it a toxic corporate culture, spaghetti code or overwhelming legacy, DevRant is the place to voice it! If you do find yourself posting more and more on DevRant, please allow this humble, shameless plug.
Bonus 2. Indiehackers
IndieHackers is a community of devs and entrepreneurs who are looking to build profitable software companies without raising money. It’s a great place to find and interact with software devs who are on the entrepreneurial side of software development.
HackerNoon (in our humble opinion), has one of the coolest UIs. It is a website where you can read / write software development related articles. There are over 15,000 writers publishing content for over 3,000,000 monthly readers. Also, once you sign up, HackerNoon sends you a welcome email calling you @hacker, who doesn’t like to be called hacker?!
Dev.to is one of the best and largest communities for software developers who are interesting in sharing their knowledge and experience with the world.
Aside from a beautiful UI, what makes it even more appealing, is that Dev.to is a blog that is open source. You are very likely to find a community that’s passionate about the specific programming languages / technologies you use.
If you aren’t sold yet, the search functionality on Dev.to rocks (other websites should take note). It supports RegEx, Boolean and Wildcards!
Daily.dev is a news feed website that links to publications and dev blogs. News are displayed as cards that can be upvoted. You can even set reading goals, which motivates you to read more.
InfoQ claims that it “provides software engineers with the opportunity to share experiences gained using innovator and early adopter stage techniques and technologies with the wider industry”. They carefully curate and peer review everything they publish. With over 1.6 million monthly visitors, InfoQ compiles a large amount of technical content written by software engineers and professional devs.
5. Hacker News
Hacker News is a website where users submit links and have a conversation around them. Not user generated content by any means. Most submissions are related to Silicon Valley, Entrepreneurship, and Tech.
Dzone is one of the most significant online software developer communities. You can get a substantial amount of information about software development there. Anyone can submit content. Developers on DZone discuss programming languages, agile techniques, best practices, amongst other topics.
Medium is one of the leading newspaper websites. You can read about thousands of topics, but it also contains a wealth of information about software engineering.
SDTimes’ first issue came out over two decades ago. Publishing on both, print and their website, you can read about low code, micro services, APIs, etc.
9. Smashing Magazine
Better Dev Link is the only Newsletter in this article. They do a great job curating a weekly newsletter compiling some of the best articles from around the web on software engineering. A true time saver!