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THE RESOURCES TO STAY UPDATED  /
January 15, 2020
Viktoriya Polyarush Social Media Coordinator, an avid reader with the passion for technology.

Being updated is extremely essential, especially in a fact-changing world of IT. Today we are suggesting looking at the resources which will help you stay tuned with the most recent developments in the tech area.

Places to look for resources and help:

Places for Code Review:

News and general discussion:

Questions about career and theory:

  • /r/cscareerquestions – Discuss careers in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and related fields.
  • /r/algorithms – Pure Algorithms and DS.

Challenges and Problem Sets:

  • /r/dailyprogrammer – Weekly programming challenges of increasing difficulty. Solutions are peer reviewed and redditors can ask for the community for feedback and comments.

Language Specific Resources:

  • /r/C_Programming – Specifically related to discussion about the C language.
  • /r/cpp – Specifically related to discussion about C++.
  • /r/java – Specifically related to discussion about Java.
  • /r/learnjava – Resources and dicussions about beginning to learn Java.
  • /r/learnprogramming
  • /r/learnpython – Resources and dicussions about beginning to learn Python.

OSS:

Important meta-stuff:

  • /r/linux – You will eventually want to work on Linux, so try and get comfortable with it.
  • /r/ReverseEngineering – Reverse engineering code. This helps a lot in setting up a debugging mentality and can help you when you wander into OSS.

Now, for Blogs:

Try using a good RSS feed reader and subscribe to the RSS feeds of these blogs to stay up to date. RSS feeds are good to not have to remember to visit the websites each day.

  • Hacker News – This is the place to be when you want to know latest news and find great articles. Check out their all time top posts, monthly top posts to get an idea of what are some of the great stuff you have missed.
  • Morning Dew – A daily bulletin of curated links related to programming. They tend to be more towards the technical side.
  • Joel on Software – Joel Spolsky’s awesome weblog. It is not that active nowadays, but you should check out the archives.
  • The Netflix Tech Blog – Tech blogs are great places to get to know the real world problems that organisations have to solve.
  • Dropbox Tech Blog
  • GitHub Blog (You can also try other blog categories they have)
  • Coding Horror – Jeff Atwood (Created Stack Overflow and Discourse).
  • Scott Hanselman – A very senior developer at Microsoft. He also has some really good social commentary to offer.
  • ScottGu’s Blog – Scott Guthrie’s blog, another one of the great guys at Microsoft.
  • Channel 9 – Really good place to learn about all kinds of stuff. Debugging a slow PC to making awesome applications using the XBox Kinect.
  • Algorithm.co.il
  • The Old New Thing – Another great Microsoft blog.
  • Thoughtbot – A blog of a company that does Ruby on Rails development, but the blog contains good content.
  • Random ASCII – A Googlers blog with mildy interesting content.

Tech resources:

VentureBeat gives you the full scoop on news, events, groundbreaking research, and perspective on technology innovation. The site aims to provide deep context to help executives, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts make smart decisions.

The Next Web is your source for international technology news, business, and culture. With writers from all seven continents, you can rest assured that if there’s any tech news worth hearing about from the other side of the globe—you’ll hear it from them.

From gadgets to startups, apps, and tech culture, The Verge has you covered with in-depth reporting, original features, and editorials.

WIRED’s content shows how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations uncovered by the site lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries.

Engadget covers everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics obsessively. Since 2004, the website’s extensively discussed cutting-edge devices and the technology that powers them.

With “Everything is Technology” as its motto, Gizmodo features the hottest consumer electronics, gadgets, software, and much more. And it’s all provided with Gawker Media’s signature snark.

ReadWrite is a blog about the frontiers of technology, from robots, drones, and watches to the people who make and use them.

Re/code wants to reimagine tech journalism. It’s a tech news, reviews, and analysis site featuring content from the most informed and respected journalists in the field.

9to5Mac provides breaking coverage for the iPhone, iPad, and all things Mac. You’ll have the 411 on news and reviews for Apple products, apps, and rumors.

CNET tracks the latest consumer technology breakthroughs and shows you what’s new, why it matters, and how it can enrich your life.

The technology section of Forbes was created to cover breaking tech news as well as to identify the game changers in our digital world.

The startup ecosystem in Asia is rapidly booming, and Tech in Asia has the goal of telling the world the exciting advancements happening there.

With more than 6.5 million monthly unique visitors, Gigaom offers an intelligent, credible analysis of emerging technologies. The publication’s network of over 200 independent analysts provides new content that bridges the gap between breaking news and long-range research.

AVC is a popular internet commentary by Fred Wilson, a New York-based venture capitalist and the co-founder of Union Square Ventures. Since September 2003, Wilson has published a post every day—usually on subjects like venture capital, entrepreneurship, or the internet.

Andrew Chen is a writer and entrepreneur focused on mobile products, metrics, and user growth. He advises and has invested in tech startups including Dropbox, Product Hunt, and AngelList. He writes long-form essays on what’s going on in Silicon Valley. Oh, and his blog is regularly read by people like investor Marc Andreessen and co-founder of PayPal, Max Levchin.

With readers from more than 200 countries, AlleyWatch focuses on the New York technology, startup, and entrepreneurial ecosystem. The site is the destination for startup news, opinions and reviews, and investment and product information.

Currently a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Chris Dixon has personally invested in startups including Skype, Pinterest, Kickstarter, Foursquare, and Warby Parker. On his blog you’ll find posts on topics including but not limited to startups, venture capital, competition, virtual reality, and e-commerce.

Sincerely hoping, that you will find this info helpful!