5 Websites for Every Developer

5 Websites for Every Developer
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No one is an island of knowledge, right? Definitely not in the tech world anyway.

Whether you’re just getting into the field or you’re as seasoned as they come, these 5 websites can help in your day-to-day life as a developer. From social platforms to "code marketplace", you’re bound to find them quite useful.

1. Stack Overflow

This is the 'OG' platform for every single developer out there. It's a community filled with developers of different backgrounds and skills and you'd be able to find a solution to your bugs (Yes, we've all been there🤦🏾‍♀️).

However, you can also find answers to questions or problems you encounter on other related sites. Stack Exchange is a network of question-and-answer (Q&A) websites on topics in diverse fields and Stack Overflow is just one of the sites in the network.

This basically means you can find questions and answers to several other topics too. Sites like WordPress Development cater to WordPress-related questions and Mathematics caters to Maths related questions, as expected.

Hence, if you're not geared towards code and programming, you can still find a site related to your question or area of interest on Stack Exchange.

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2. GitHub

GitHub is a code hosting platform for version control and collaboration. This is the platform most developers and organisations use for their projects.

Developers can work and contribute to projects from different parts of the world. It's very beginner-friendly and has a pleasing user interface. It's also easy to connect to platforms like Netlify and Heroku for deployment.

However, there are also other popular platforms like GitLab and BitBucket.

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3. Twitter

Twitter is THE social hub for the tech world. It has a thriving tech community with different sections all across the world. You’ll most likely be able to connect with people of similar interests. It has also been the catalyst for a lot of people in terms of personal branding and career growth.

I don’t use Twitter much but I’ve been able to join a couple of communities and it’s been a good experience so far. One of them is She Code Africa and the initiative they’re currently running motivated me to finally FINALLY be proactive with technical writing.

I’ve been blogging for over 3 years with some content focused on tech tips for bloggers so it was definitely ABOUT TIME.

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4. MDN Web Docs

This is more tailored for web developers. As a new developer, MDN Web Docs is your all-in-one platform to learn different concepts, methods and terminologies you’d come across. For more experienced developers, this is like their dictionary.

Part of being a good developer is understanding the concepts and being able to think about tools you’d need to work on your projects. That doesn't include storing ALL JavaScript methods in your memory.

Hence, don’t be surprised if you find your team lead searching through MDN docs for an array method. She knows there’s a method to help her with exactly what she wants to do, she just can’t remember its name!

W3Schools is also a great resource. However, it doesn't seem to be updated regularly and it’s best to stay up-to-date.

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5. CSS-Tricks

CSS-Tricks is that website you go to for anything, ANYTHING you might need on CSS. I love using this platform to learn more about CSS and its endless possibilities.

Despite the name, it's also full of articles and tutorials on a diverse range of topics in designing and developing the web. It's definitely very useful for CSS developers (and web developers in general).

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Summary

These platforms are quite useful in day-to-day life working as a developer. Thanks for reading and I hope you found this post useful. If there are any other websites you find very useful, I'd love the suggestions.

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