Apart from lobste.rs, what other sites do you read to keep up to date?
I use twitter pretty often for relevant news that I’m interested in. The people and companies I follow there usually post interesting things.
Check out this thread from awhile back. Some good responses here. https://lobste.rs/s/zzmtlh/which_sites_do_you_visit_everyday_keep_up
Well, there’s Hacker News of course, for .Net I follow Chris Alcock’s The Morning Brew and Alvin Ashcroft’s The Morning Dew. Slashdot used to be quite good, but it’s gotten worse, and while I still read it, there’s maybe one or two interesting items a week. Slightly more general IT newsy there’s The Register.
Other than that I try to regularly listen to podcasts, for a slightly more in-depth view on topics that I’d not necessarily dive into on my own, and general local news, which in my case is mostly nu.nl, geenstijl and daskapital.
speaking of local news, other than the ones you mentioned there’s De Speld!
Newsletters: JS Weekly, Devops Weekly, DB Weekly, Hacker Newsletter, Web Tools Weekly, Ruby Weekly, FrontEnd Focus, React Status, Software Lead Weekly
RSS: Various developer blogs/sites who/that I respect (about 40), Atom Packages, Sublime Text Packages
Websites: Hacker News
GitHub: Follow a handful of developers I respect (about 20, don’t want to overflow my feed)
Twitter: Follow many more developers I respect whom post tech info (about 160), this includes @ossjs and @osssh (finds popular projects on GitHub based on signal spikes)
I typically don’t read most articles or subreddits in newsletters. It’s more to help me get a feel on the pulse of the community. If I see something enough times, then I’ll take time to dive deeper
For RSS, I use NewsBlur so articles don’t disappear if I go afk for a weekend
I used to read Slashdot, but it’s gone into this weird political hole where things that aren’t even remotely tech-related get posted if it’s click-baity enough.
(I finally gave up after a row of three articles on the home page were yet-another “too many white males in CS” (which, even if true, has become click-baity at Slashdot), followed by “Hilary Clinton’s health is a concern” (how is that even remotely tech-related?), followed by a blatant advertisement for Apple presented as a news story).
So now it’s lobste.rs and Reddit with a carefully cultivated list of subs.