The Best Developer Resources to Give you an Edge!
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These are the best developer resources that I myself have read or used and I recommend them entirely off the value I got from them.
Lean to Code
egghead.io is a fantastic video tutorial and course site with high quality, diverse content – perfect or anyone wanting to advance their coding and software development skills.
Whether you are a budding coder who wants an easy introduction into coding, an experienced developer who wants to learn something new, or an obsessed code -poet who wants to learn all the idiomatic ins and outs of a technology, this is one of the best developer resources for you.
The thing that really separates this site from the crowd is the quality of its courses, created by a wide range of experts such as the creator of Redux, Dan Abramov.
It seems to have a larger focus on web technologies, so if you are looking to up your web development game, definitely check it out.
They are also active on twitter.
Now I feel that I should start off by saying that this is a course you have to pay for. However, the quality of this course is outstanding and the knowledge you get from it is invaluable.
This course was created by Michael Kennedy whom you probably know from his popular podcast Talk Python To Me. It covers writing pythonic Python code, best practices and patterns; the kind of stuff that you don’t learn from textbooks and courses, but that you attain from years of experience. As I said, invaluable information.
You can read my review of this course here: Write Pythonic Code Like a Seasoned Developer; The Course Everyone New to Python Desperately Needs to Take
Muji A5 Dot Grid Notebook
Even though us developers are for the most part, technological-types, a surprising number of us have an analog side to us and enjoy working with pen and paper – me included.
There is something about the feeling of writing with a nice pen onto thick, slightly off-white paper.
Using a pen and paper to design UX flows, wire frame, draw flow diagram, plan architecture and come up with ideas is my usual choice due to the free workflow and the speed it offers. Because of this, I came to the conclusion that a best developer resources list would not be complete without a good notebook.
The Muji dot grid notebook (Amazon link) was recommended to me by my boss. It has quality paper, is a nice size and there is a dot grid on each of the pages.
The dot grid is not as intrusive as lines, so you can draw freely, but provides guidelines for sketching out wire frames and diagrams.