Newsletters

How I'm keeping up to date with the Joneses

Generalist

These newsletters cover a wider range of subjects and are tailored for people who want to expand their engineering knowledge.

​Status Code​

In its own words: Software development, ops, platforms and tooling. I like this one as it covers things I might have missed on Hacker News or Reddit.

​Cron.Weekly​

Linux, open source and web development curated by Mattias Geniar.

​Hacker Newsletter​

The best bits of Hacker News selected and sent on a weekly basis. Good for people who are short of time.

Databases

​DB Weekly​

A weekly round-up of database technology news and articles covering new developments, SQL, NoSQL, document databases, graph databases, and more.

I don't read this as much as the others, but it's good to collect it into the inbox and see if the headlines pique my interest.

Go

​The Go Gazette​

Weekly resources for Golang pros. Carefully curated by Maarten from Jexia.

Covers a lot of subjects, similar in style to PHP Annotated Weekly. Fundamentals, tutorials, real-world reports, tools, perspectives, academic articles and presentations are all included.

Frontend

​Frontend Focus​

A once–weekly roundup of the best front-end news, articles and tutorials. HTML, CSS, WebGL, Canvas, browser tech, and more.

No longer doing front-end development, but good to keep up to date with what I should be paying attention to if I ever want to take it up again. Like seeing the developments in code and tools.

PHP

Even though I no longer write PHP day to day, I still enjoy keeping up to date with the language. Here's a few newsletters I find useful for doing just that.

JetBrains put out a monthly newsletter which is a good read; Covers a lot of subject areas such as the PHP internals, Symfony and Laravel updates, tooling and articles.

​PHP Weekly​

Tailored towards a more junior to mid-level audience, it covers topics such as installing and maintaining PHP software, the latest framework updates, interesting Composer packages and interesting blogs and podcasts to light.

​Freek.dev​

Good for branching out of PHP. Covers AWS, Javascript / Node and other generalist subjects. I like this because it shows you things you wouldn't otherwise see, especially from the other PHP newsletters.

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