There are lots of great resources out there for the front-end developer who wants to keep learning. I know that I've been able to glean much just from joining and listening to the right sources. Here's a list of my favorite people/blogs/podcasts to listen to. Get ready for a huge link list!
There are a ton of really smart people on Twitter, most of whom I don't get a chance to talk to on a regular basis (if ever, actually). But I can "listen in" on their public conversations and chime in when I have something to offer.
I've grouped these people by the main topics they talk about.
- Una Kraveats - UI eng, podcaster, artist
- Marcy Sutton - Sr A11Y engineer & guru
- Sarah Drasner - Sr developer, speaker/writer
- Eric Elliott - practical advice, smart writing
- Mattias Johansson - also check out his Youtube channel, 'Fun Fun Function'
- Dan Abramov - Redux author, wise OSS contributor
- Ryan Florence - main contributor to React Router
- Michael Jackson - main contributor to React Router
- James Kyle - Huge OSS contributor
- Kent Dodds - all around savvy guy
- Ken Wheeler - OSS contributor, "drunk cool uncle" type
- Victor Savkin - main architect of Angular Router
- Patrick Stapleton - contributor to Angular Universal, Angular Class
I'm sure I missed some people on this list. It can't be comprehensive. But hopefully its a start for you.
Blogs are great for laying out a lot of content/ideas so they take more time to consume. Time is of the essence and I generally won't read a blog post unless its very interesting to me. Here are the ones I watch.
- Front end Front
- CSS Tricks
- Smashing Magazine
- On Coding - Medium
News outlets aren't blogs really, but its great to stay in the loop about technology in general. Oh Twitter is looking to sell? Microsoft has the most open-source contributors on Gihutb? What's Google's latest hardware project? It's a good idea to be generally informed on technology.