Staying up to date


As a web developer / designer, part of my job is to stay up to date with what is happening in the development and design worlds. I read a lot and listen to a bunch of podcasts about the industry.

Here’s a list of my favorite resources. I don’t read or visit all these sites every day and I recommend you don’t do it either. Visiting this kind of site without moderation can quickly become a waste of time. Specially the comment sections of popular link sites have become a wasteland, stay away from there if you can.

What I do recommend is that if you have a few minutes to kill you should visit one of these links and maybe find one or two articles worth reading. I usually put them in my Pocket and read them in the morning with my coffee. The same advice also applies to the newsletters and podcasts. Subscribe to a bunch of them and decide what to listen or what articles to read from the selection.

Link sites
This is one of the most obvious resources and it’s pretty good. On these sites you can find a lot of good links to blog posts and news articles. EmberWatch is kind of different since the specialize on Ember.js.

As you might know reddit is another link site but to be honest they are on a category of their own. I really like reddit.

This is a little app I made to browse dribbble shots. I didn’t like the site and the available apps are mostly bad IMHO. This is really simple and does what I need.

I have to say that this is the best source of high quality content. They are basically curated lists of links but the content is great most of the time.

Following the right people on GitHub is a great way to find out about really cool projects a long time before they become popular.

Same as with GitHub, following the right people and topics can lead you to knowing about cool stuff before it hits the link sites.

I love podcasts and listen to a lot of them. This are some of the ones I’m listening right now and are related to development. I also have another list of favorite podcasts.