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05th November 2018

10 blogs every software developer should be reading in 2019

With new technologies being developed every day, it is often difficult to keep up with all the updates.

Generally all IT people but software developers especially always need to be learning more, and upskilling. Additionally, they are increasingly expected to bring more than just great code to an organisation and project they are working on.

Nowadays, we are definitely living in an era of content overload where there are hundreds of blogs and resources where software developers can learn and being updated.

But at the same time it is very difficult to know where to begin, what is a reliable source or even what is actually worth reading.

Whether you are a junior developer who is looking for a way to get started in this field or a professional software developer trying to further improve his skills and knowledge, there is a blog on our list that can fit your needs.

This blog exists in order to help foster awareness of better practices, superior tools, proven methodologies and techniques within the software development community.

Code Simplicity
Developed by Max Kanat-Alexander (Technical Lead for Code Health at Google), Code Simplicity focuses on the idea of simplicity: simple things, simple thoughts, and simple ideas that can make the world of computing a better place.

Joel On Software
Created by the CEO of Stack Exchange, Joel on Software is a blog focusing on software development, management, business, and the Internet in general.

This blog offers daily insights and advice on all things Javascript and contains all-manner of hands-on tips and worked examples, alongside information on the field’s latest news and developments.

David Walsh Blog
David Walsh is Mozilla’s senior web engineer having a blog where on can discover extraordinary articles about CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL and more.

The Daily WTF
This blog will definitely bring some laugh in your day to day software development activities. Being both funny and useful, this is a combination of helpful development insights and how-not-to-guides, and a great sense of humor.

Jonathan Kohl Blog
Jonathan Kohl’s blog is a great resource for software developers interested in the business side of the industry too. Besides, it is important to notice that this blog focuses heavily on mobile application development too.

Toptal Engineering Blog
This website has hundreds of useful articles – whether those are articles posted by professional software engineers or content related to detailed tutorials on various facets of software engineering.

The Github Blog
Special assignments aimed at sharpening your skills as a developer, an opportunity to interact with other students, coders, and teachers, ability to post any questions on any issues related to programming – Github blog has it all.

Geeks for Geeks
A computer science portal for geeks, this is an online journal where software engineers seek relevant answers to possible programming questions that may be asked during interviews for landing careers at huge tech companies.

This is only the tip of an iceberg of some of the best software development blogs but every software developer must be an avid follower of such blogs. Whether they are being updated every day and every hour, or they only reflect on major innovations occasionally - there is so much information in these blogs helping developers build better products and growing themselves career-wise.