Software Developer Newsletters for 2023
A whole bunch of newsletters for every level of Software Developer.
Prefer listening to reading? Check out some great podcasts!
Table of contents
- Node Weekly Newsletter
- Frontend Focus Newsletter
- Software Lead Weekly
- HTMHell Newsletter
- Pointer Newsletter
- Bytes Newsletter
- ES.next Newsletter
- Swizec’s Newsletter
- Go Make Things
- Tips for Reading Newsletters
Node Weekly Newsletter
Frontend Focus Newsletter
Frontend Focus is a newsletter that encompasses many browser technologies, like HTML and CSS. Each edition of the newsletter includes many different articles along with tutorials and resources. The resources section is a great way to discover new tools and code that can be helpful.
CSS-Tricks is a well-known frontend-focused blog. The articles span a wide variety of different topics beyond just their CSS moniker. The newsletter will send a few articles to your inbox every few weeks. Or you can grab their RSS feed and stay up to date on all the latest articles.
Software Lead Weekly
Software Lead Weekly is a less technical newsletter that is more geared toward leads and managers. Many of the linked articles are about culture and people.
Changelog is an awesome podcast network for developers. They also put out a weekly newsletter with their latest podcast and a bunch of news articles about software development.
HTMHell is an amusingly named newsletter about HTML and how or how not to use HTML. The “hell” part of the site has real-life examples of how not to use HTML, while also pointing out the proper usage of various elements. The “heaven” part of the site includes articles on how to improve your HTML skills. In 2022 they published an amazing advent calendar which is worth a read all on its own.
Pointer is a self-described “reading club for software developers.” This weekly email contains articles spanning a variety of topics. The highlight of this newsletter is that it includes a “tl;dr;” section that sums up the article. It is a great way to determine if an article is worth your time to read fully.
Swizec is the author of a book called “Senior Engineer Mindset”. And he also produces a newsletter with a focus on software development careers. He also blogs about other relevant coding topics.
Go Make Things
Tips for Reading Newsletters
How do you read a bunch of newsletters when there is code to write and deadlines to fulfill? Skimming is your friend here. Skim over the articles and see if any spark your imagination or might apply to you currently. Then, save the articles somewhere to read later. There are plenty of services that provide this functionality, like Pocket, Instapaper, or the self-hosted Wallabag. Come back later when you have dedicated time to read through the articles. Don’t feel like you need to read every word of every article, skim and skip around as you need to. If something doesn’t make sense you can always go back and read from the top.
Try out some of the above newsletters by subscribing. You never know when you might find a useful tool or a great bit of career advice. It is always cheap and quick to unsubscribe if you aren’t getting anything out of them.
Contact me if you have any suggestions for more newsletters!