Learning Front-end Development & Design — 2017
I’v been asked a lot recently by both friends and colleagues for front-end development, design and UX resources to get up and running, hopefully the below will point you in the right direction:
Things to follow:
- Thought Works publish a monthly Technology Radar on all things tech.
- Mattias a Front-End Developer at Spotify posts weekly videos to his YouTube channel FunFunFunction.
- Artem Sapegin compiled a list of who to follow on Twitter. It’s also worth checking out his own Medium articles.
Design Type Things to Read:
- Google Design Sprints by Jake Knapp.
- Mobile First by Jeff Zeldman.
- Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf.
- Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug.
- How Pictures Work by Molly Bang.
- The Elements of User Experience by Jesse Garrett.
Dev Type Things to Read:
- The Front-end Developers HandBook by Cody Lindley and all the supporting files and sites.
- You Don’t Know JS book series: Up & Going, Scope & Closures, this & Object Prototypes, Types & Grammar, Async & Performance, ES6 & Beyond.
- I’m fortunate enough to have an account at PluralSight through work and this is my go to place for high quality tutorial and courses. You also get access to Code School.
- One of my favourite Code Academy courses is this one about React.js.
- Spotify also post some super interesting articles/videos for example about engineering culture.
- Hacker Rank is also a great place to go and test your skills.
My Reading List:
Thanks to Artem Sapegin’s article my 2017 reading list currently looks like this:
- Functional Light JS by Kyle Simpson.
- The Art of Readable Code by Dustin Boswell.
- Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C. Martin.
- Code Complete: A pratical HandBook of Software Construction by Steve McConnell.
- Mostly Adequate Guide to Function Programming by Professor Frisby.
Now the above is only just scraping the surface of my favourite books and resources at the moment, but it should be a good start!
Let me know if you have any suggestions.