Top 10 Newsletters for Developers

Changes in tech happen all the time and there are a lot of online boards where you can keep up with everything that’s going on in the world. However, keeping track of all the changes in real-time is exhausting and not very efficient. This is where weekly curated newsletters come in.

The true value of newsletters is that the people who curate them are experts and can separate the wheat from the chaff so that you read only high-quality and verified information.

Here’s a list of newsletters that provide the most value to the global dev community:

  • Hackernewsletter

    This is a weekly newsletter of the best articles on startups, technology, programming, and more. All links are curated by hand from Hacker News.

  • Status code newsletters .

    This is a longish list of hand-curated newsletters that get published every week. All of them come from Peter Cooper and his team of software dev analysts. This list covers: JavaScript weekly, Frontend Focus, React Status, Golang Weekly, Ruby Weekly, Serverless Status, Node Weekly, WebOps Weekly, Mobile Dev Weekly, Database Weekly, and Postgres Weekly.

  • Hashnode weekly update

    This newsletter is shipped weekly and contains the summary of best developer discussions and blog posts from Hashnode. To receive it, you need to be an existing Hashnode user. If you haven’t signed up already, you can easily do so with your email or GitHub, Google, Facebook or Linkedin accounts.

  • Versioning

    Unlike others, this is a daily newsletter curated by Sitepoint. It consists of a hand-picked selection of the most important things in web development and design.

  • InfoQ Newsletter

    This is a weekly newsletter aimed at senior developers. Its goal is to increase the spread of knowledge and innovation in professional software development.

  • GitHub explore

    For this newsletter, you need to be a registered GitHub user. You can receive it daily, weekly or monthly. It serves as a guide to finding your next open source project, catching up with what’s trending, and browsing collections of curated content related to a particular field.

  • O’Reilly Programming Newsletter

    This weekly newsletter gives you insight from industry insiders — plus exclusive content, offers, and more on the topic of software development.

  • Software Lead Weekly

    Another weekly newsletter for busy developers and team leads who care about people, culture and leadership.

  • Pony Foo Weekly

    A newsletter discussing interesting and trending topics around the web platform. It comes out once a week, on Thursdays.

  • A weekly newsletter by Siddharth Kshetrapal

    This is a dark horse weekly newsletter with a focus on JavaScript and personal growth. It is written by Sid who is currently building design systems at Auth0.

Hope you’ll find this list useful! Please let me know which newsletters you follow and I should pay attention to 😎

Comments (4)

Sid's photo

hot damn! glad you like it!

Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Hashnode team is already subscribed and I needed a way to let others know what they've been missing 😀

Keep up the good work! 🙌

Marco Alka's photo

Nice list, thank you! I am usually no fan of newsletters, since it is part of my morning routine to check certain sites and new articles myself. However, there is one site, which I subscribed, which I don't check myself. It's Smashing Mag. I like it because of its many ideas and techniques for UX and UI web-tech. Oh, and of course I receive the weekly Rust newsletter, which is a hand-picked list of news, developments and interesting stuff from the Rust community (even featuring Hashnode articles).

There's one piece of feedback I want to give here: Why do people have to sign up in order to receive the Hashnode newsletter? I don't know any other site which has such a requirement, and, to be blunt, it would put me off. If I have to register in order to subscribe, I rather not subscribe at all.

Milica Maksimović's photo

Editor in Chief @appsignal, former Community Manager @Hashnode

Thanks for the suggestion Marko🙌

For now, we don't have the option to accept emails and add them to our mailing list other than through direct registration. It would be possible to add this in the future, but not for now. As you know we're a small team and we have to carefully decide what we want to focus on. Also, quite a few websites have this restriction (e.g GitHub), so the practice itself isn't very uncommon, but I agree with you, it could put off some people. We'll put this on our to-do list for sure 🙂