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Glenn Carremans
Glenn Carremans

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What are your favourite dev resources?

We as developers are lucky to have tons of resources out there that can help us, maybe even too many. I would like to know what are some of the resources that you use most of the time.

For me I will list here some of the resources that I use, please add yours in the comments.

General searching, any language/framework:

Android (I mostly work on native Android applications):

PHP/Laravel (I sometimes work in PHP and most projects are with Laravel):

  • PHP.net, official documentation for PHP
  • Laravel, official documentation for the Laravel framework
  • Laracasts, community forum for Laravel and Laravel related topics

Server related documentation:


With the information gathered from this post I will make a follow up post that I think will speed up (basic) searching on your favourite resources.

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Gabriel Arazas • Edited on

dev.to, of course. You never know what new information you may find here. :)

Here's my go-to dev resources:

Also, I'm just going to shamelessly plug my recent project Freebies Hunt here which is basically awesome but personally curated by yours truly. πŸ˜…

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Glenn Carremans Author

Of course DEV! I learned a lot of things since I discovered this awesome community.

Very interesting list, I will check some of them out.

Cool project, maybe I can add a couple of missing resources 😎

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Orim Dominic Adah

Awesome stuff you got there at Freebies Hunt sir!

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Gabriel Arazas

Thanks! Hope you find some useful stuff in there! :)

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Brandon

My own code πŸ˜… I sometimes come across problems that I've solved before. For instance, this week I thought "it would be cool if there was a class that handles all the email stuff" and turns out, I had written that in some code ages ago!

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Stephan Nijman

Good point. I have a BitBucket full of experiments and half finished projects where i often find sollutions to things in current projects :)

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Orim Dominic Adah

Haha! True! I want to do something and I remember.. I've done this before.. And there goes copy -> paste -> modify πŸ˜‚

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Glenn Carremans Author

I have had this a couple of times before but I think I need to write more code πŸ˜‚ very cool

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NecroTechno

The Rust Book
The Rust Cookbook

Both invaluable references for Rust development, especially beginners.

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Glenn Carremans Author

I don't have any experience in Rust but thanks for sharing these resources, they look very detailed.

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Sm0ke • Edited on

I found Reddit quite useful because the discussions are strongly related to production. My preferred channels:
webdev
FullStack
gatsbyjs

Cheers!

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Glenn Carremans Author

I have never really used Reddit (maybe I am the only one lol) but I see lots of people sharing interesting subreddits so might need to check a couple of them.

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Tari R. Alfaro

Nope. I do not use Reddit either. I occasionally go there if there is something interesting. But I try to avoid it.

It has always seemed toxic to me.

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Sm0ke

Indeed, the community sometimes is more focused on critics, on Reddit.

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Anna Buianova

Apart from dev.to:

  • a couple of weekly newsletters. I love Ruby Weekly. There are more of them on other dev topics.
  • books. I have a huge list to read, here's a part of it
  • twitter. I cleaned up my feed, so most of it is useful in terms of learning or finding out of new stuff (I mostly use other sites to waste my time :)
  • podcasts (One day I'll make a list of those I listen to)
  • reading code (e.g. of opensource projects on github)
  • I also like Stephen Grider's Udemy courses, but I only learn from them occasionally
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Glenn Carremans Author • Edited on

Thanks for thinking out of the box and sharing resources besides websites πŸ˜„indeed there are lots of other mediums that we can use to gain knowledge.

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Tari R. Alfaro

I have a lot of resources. I stick with the high quality ones though.

Here is my PHP resources.

Must say, gotta love it when websites have beautiful UI and UX without the need of JavaScript, looking at Stitcher and PHP the Right Way. <3

I also follow EFF and Information Security Handbook closely.

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Glenn Carremans Author

Thanks for sharing! PHP: The Right Way looks very interesting, will check it out.

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Spyros Argalias • Edited on

References / learning:

  • MDN - Go to resource for anything web related.
  • CSS-Tricks - Extremely useful for CSS techniques and such.
  • Google web fundamentals - Great resource on multiple topics for web development and technologies.
  • Documentation website for specific technologies. E.g. React.
  • Frontend Masters - Great courses on front end development.
  • Udemy - Has some great courses for learning.

Questions:

  • Stack Overflow - Very useful for finding the answers to questions.
  • Google - Very useful for anything you want to know or even to search for topics in the resources above.

Other:

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Ricardo Costeira

Since you work on Android:

These will keep you busy. Careful with the impostor syndrome though, because there's a truckload of information being published every day :P

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Glenn Carremans Author

Oh yeah I am subscribed to the Android Weekly newsletter, very interesting stuff every time.
The others are new to me, thanks for sharing.

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Joshua Mervine

I have to say Google, but perhaps that’s too obvious. I do consider that being able to search for and find solutions is a skill that is learned and honed. That’s always where I start.

Second is Github. Looking for my own past solutions and/or solutions from the organizations I’m apart of. Great way to ensure that you’re staying consistent.

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Anton Istomin

dev.to πŸ¦„

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derek • Edited on

All the documentationz and downloaded into Dash for offline and alfred integrations:

Alfred example

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Laurie

MDN Docs, I find myself going to these constantly.

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Glenn Carremans Author

I have used those docs a couple of times, especially for newer things that might not be supported in every browser yet but in general I always end up on Stack Overflow.

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Orim Dominic Adah • Edited on

DevDocs extension on my local, especially when I don't have internet.. It's just awesome. I hope they add RxJS documentation to it soonest

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Preet Parekh

At least for Flutter the docs and the code it self is very well written to understand the ongoings

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Tinus Smit

I recently came across refactoring.guru/
It's a clear, but fun place to teach you about code smells and how to avoid them.

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Glenn Carremans Author

I love how they build their website! Looks very interesting to go through.

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