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10 Awesome Github Repos Every Web Developer Should Know

simonholdorf profile image Simon Holdorf Originally published at thesmartcoder.dev ・4 min read

I have collected ten great repositories you can find on GitHub that will definitely give you an instant knowledge boost.


1. Awesome

Awesome is, without a doubt, the most popular repo that curates all topics from software development to hardware to business. It has more than 123,000 stars on Github at this moment, and one could spend days (nights) browsing it. It is my one-stop-shop if I want to learn something new.

Awesome Github Repository
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2. List of (Advanced) JavaScript Questions

This repository (13,000 stars) created by Lydia Hallie (great person, by the way, check her out on Instagram!) is awesome if you want to test your JavaScript knowledge and/or prepare for a job interview. Lydia constantly adds new questions, so this repo is growing steadily!

JavaScript Questions Repo
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3. JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures

JavaScript Algorithms (59,500 stars) contains a tremendous amount of JavaScript-based examples of popular and less popular algorithms and data structures. The structure is really nice because the examples are labeled either beginner or advanced. So whether you are interested in cryptography, sorting, graphs or even machine learning (and much more), there will be something for you.

JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures Repo
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4. Clean Code JavaScript

Knowing how to write clean code is a useful skill for almost every developer and mandatory in many projects and corporations. This repository (28,400 Stars) takes the concepts of Clean Code by Robert C. Martin and adapts them for JavaScript so you can use them in future work.

Clean Code Meme
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5. free-for.dev

This great repository (30,000 stars) was created to helping developers find software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and similar offerings that have free tiers. Using great software for free? Sounds awesome! There are services for email, CI/CD, monitoring, DNS, hosting, and many, many more.

Free For Dev Repo
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6. Tech Interview Handbook

If you want to prepare yourself for a job interview in tech (and you should!), this repository is just the right place for you. It currently has 38,000 stars on Github and helps you with:

  • How to prepare for coding interviews
  • Interview cheatsheet
  • Algorithm tips/best practice questions
  • Interview formats
  • …and more Check it out before heading to the next interview.

Tech Interview Handbook Repository
Link to Repo


7. Effective Engineer — Notes

An “Effective Engineer” is someone who gets things done. But how can you become one? This Github repository (3,700 stars) has advice for you! Topics include:

  • How to optimize your learning
  • How to prioritize
  • Measuring your improvement

Effective Engineer Notes Repository
Link to Repo


8. List of Free Learning Resources

This repository has a whopping 135,000 stars on Github and definitely is one of the most-loved curations there. It offers lots and lots of freely available programming books, screencasts, podcasts, and even online courses of all sorts. If you are looking for learning materials — look no further!

List of Free Learning Resources Repository
Link to Repo


9. Big List of Naughty Strings

You can invest as much as you want into testing your code and programs, but when real users come into play — believe me, they will do things you would have never thought of, especially when it comes to user input. This repository (34,100 stars) has a huge list of Strings that are known to be problematic when entered as input by the user. So whether you want to impress your QA friends or uses this for testing your software, this could be quite useful!

Big List of Naughty Strings Repository
Link to Repo


10. Awesome First PR Opportunities

The last repository I want to recommend to you is great if you want to get started with Open Source. Contributing to OSS is a great way to get involved with the community, add something to your portfolio, try out new things, become a better developer, and even find a new job. But getting started is quite hard, as I know from personal experience. This repository lists Open Source projects that are known for or currently have beginner-friendly issues that you can tackle. It helped me getting started with OSS, should help you as well!

Awesome First PR Opportunities Repository
Link to Repo


I hope you find these repositories as awesome as I do, and I really hope that some of them will help you on your journey as a web developer.

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Deepak Shilkar

Wonderful list. I've only checked it briefly, but the learning resources are especially awesome. Will give the a try. Thank you so much for writing this log.

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Simon Holdorf Author

Thanks, Deepak hope it helps you, my friend :)

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Waren Gonzaga

Very useful thank you!

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Simon Holdorf Author

Thank you, Waren!

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Brandon Bawe

Great post, a lot of useful resources.

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Simon Holdorf Author

Thanks, Damue, glad you like it, my friend!

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AdrianValdes

This list is really great! I am not going to be able to sleep today

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Lucas Pereira

Awesome content. Thanks for that.

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Simon Holdorf Author

Great you like it, Lucas!

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NatanRibeiro.com

Bonus: Operator Lookup

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Gilles Margerin

Great post, thanks. I was looking for something to get started with Open Source, and the other repos seem awesome

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Simon Holdorf Author

Thanks for your comment Gilles, glad it helps you!

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Steven Burrows

Thanks for sharing, I will need to take a close look at these

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Simon Holdorf Author

Glad you like it!

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Sooraj

I was looking for some of these. Thanks for the share :)

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Simon Holdorf Author

Glad it helps you, my friend!

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unsignedmind

What a gold mine. Thanks!

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Simon Holdorf Author

Thanks my friend!

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Ekendra

Great list here.

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Simon Holdorf Author

Thanks, my friend!

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Audrey Harmonie M Mengue

Amazing. Thanks for the effort and sharing.

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Simon Holdorf Author

Sure thing, Audrey 😊

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Simon Holdorf Author

Glad you like it, my friend!

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Menai Ala Eddine

What about my young project: You Don't Know UI where developers learn Design Engineering.

github.com/MenaiAla/You-Dont-Know-UI

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Simon Holdorf Author

Looks cool, thanks for sharing!

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David

Brilliant! Thank you for this, some excellent resources all in one place!

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Simon Holdorf Author

Thanks, my friend!

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ligilvjames

Finally found the OG post, there is one exact copy of this post.
Very helpful post

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Simon Holdorf Author

Glad it helps you, my friend!

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Ankur V

Thank you very much for sharing .

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Simon Holdorf Author

sure thing my friend!

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Hameed Kareem

So much to learn here.
Thanks man.

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Simon Holdorf Author

You're welcome, my friend!

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Mark Smith

Some really great learning resources in this list!

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Simon Holdorf Author

Thanks, Mark, glad you like it!

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Adiatna Sukmana

Very Helpful sir

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Simon Holdorf Author

Glad you like it, my friend!

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Alex

Holy crap; all great links no filler! Unusual for these sorts of posts!

This is bookmarked for sure, as this is a beast of a reference!

Thanks!

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Chuong Le

It’s very helpful, thank you very much!

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Simon Holdorf Author

Glad it helps you, my friend!

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Bruce_Wayne!

Thank you I will definitely check them out.

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Simon Holdorf Author

Cool, thanks for checking it out!

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Jess Rezac

These are awesome!

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Simon Holdorf Author

Thank you, Jess!

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ProgrammerByDay

This was interesting, thanks.