Engineering Blogs and Newsletters

Written by Sophia on July 05, 2022.

These are a few of my favorite engineering blogs and newsletters. The topics range from tech tutorials, career advice, cool projects, to art.

Blogs

blog.pragmaticengineer.com

Gergely writes about career growth and engineering management. These are some of my favorite blog posts:

taniarascia.com

Tania has the best JavaScript tutorials. I always find myself referring to her articles.

daveceddia.com

Dave writes about all things React in a way that's easy to understand. He is the author of Pure React, a beginner-friendly introduction to React.

robinwieruch.de

Robin creates educational content around React, JavaScript, and web development. My favorites are his React tutorials.

robertheaton.com

Robert's blog is on programming for advanced beginners. His Programming for Advanced Beginner series is one of my favorites. He reviewed one of my projects as part of the series.

lethain.com

Will has written approximately five hundred posts, a lot of them on management and infrastructure. Though I'm not a manager, I enjoy getting insight into the management point of view in growing an organization. He also writes a newsletter which I look forward to weekly. His post, Staff-plus interview processes, is a recent favorite.

codewithoutrules.com

Itamar writes about work/life balance as a programmer, productivity, and learning. His "More than just coding" blogs are my favorites because they always leave me wondering.

khalilstemmler.com

Khalil writes about TypeScript and testing. He is also writing solidbook, a book on software design and architecture with TypeScript

charity.wtf

Charity writes about engineering and management.

aboutmonica.com

Monica writes tutorials on JavaScript, Gatsby, and other cool projects. I always reference Monica's Gatsby tutorials. I learned how to add search to my Gatsby blog through her tutorial, How to Add Search Functionality to a Gatsby Blog.

overreacted.io

Dan explains JavaScript and React concepts. He also runs whatthefuck.is, his glossary of JavaScript concepts.

trekhleb.dev

Oleksii writes about his web-development and machine learning projects.

deniseyu.io

Denise writes about career advice, learnings throughout her career, and also runs doodling workshops. Her post, Do you have any questions for me?, is a favorite of mine and came in handy for interviewing.

maggieappleton.com

Maggie explains programming through illustration. Her website is a digital garden. One of my favorites is her talk where she explains React as a potato.

emgoto.com

Emma writes about React and cool projects she works on. One of my favorites is, Raising my first pull request to Forem.

laurieontech.com

Laurie writes about JavaScript, learning, and career growth. Designing a Technical Interview is one of my favorite posts.

elidedbranches.com

Camille writes about management and career growth. She is also the author of The Manager's Path.

blog.isquaredsoftware.com

Mark writes about React and Redux. My favorite is his series on How Web Apps Work.

Newsletters

The Pragmatic Engineer

A newsletter on advice for engineering managers and engineers with a focus on big tech and high-growth startups. The newsletter has a free and paid tier. This newsletter was the most "worth it" purchase of my 2021 learning budget.

Diversify Tech

Diversify Tech connects underrepresented people in tech to jobs scholarships, events, speaking opportunities and more. There are different subsets (professional, student, business, ally, job alert) of the newsletter you can choose to subscribe to.

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