Learning is key to all of us, keeping us up to date with the latest trends and information. It's important to keep one eye on what is currently happening and how this could affect or aid you in something you may be doing in the future.
These resources are mainly aimed at the development community however these sorts of online resources are available for pretty much any area of expertise required.
Sometimes it's good to have a google and find the best ones for yourself, however I've compiled a small list of my favourite and most used resources so you don't have to!
Degreed launched in 2013 and is a community dedicated to advancing your education.
When you join Degreed, you get tools to help you track, organize, share, and validate everything you learn.
It's really easy to create a free profile which lets you set up a range of topics that you are interested in learning more about. Degreed will curate a list of reading material every day, and charts what skills you are progressing in and when.
Keeping you engaged and with great articles that you won’t necessarily find elsewhere it’s good to check in and see what’s being offered.
With a overhauled site that now clearly separates out current news/ announcements with learning material, including great video tutorials and articles guiding you through the latest Microsoft technologies.
There is also a great forum where the community will help if you are struggling with any concepts, so jump in and ask.
Channel 9 is a great resource that brings together learning materials for Microsoft technologies. With hundreds of videos guiding you through each step of the development life cycle it's a great place to learn all aspects of coding, from humble beginnings to the advanced expert coding standards, tips and tricks.
4. .Net Tuts
Net Tuts is a great place not just for web design and web apps but also for photo, video, music and games articles and tutorials.
It does have an alternate paid for subscription that offers more content but the free tier offers more than enough material to keep you informed with current developments in your field.
5. W3 Schools
Listed as “The worlds largest developer site” W3 schools is a great place for simple and concise coding examples for tried and tested coding practices. This is the place to come if you have forgotten a simple bit of syntax or for a beginner to come in and get some easy to understand and useful examples which you can try yourself and play around to see different outcomes.
More centred around beginner tutorials it’s a great place to come when first starting out, but having visited many times for a quick refresh of a topic it’s a vital resource that couldn’t be left of the list.
A great collection of resources, articles and pieces of inspiration. Smashing magazine has so much information across a range of topics it’s a great place to see what’s currently trending in the developer scene.
With sections on Coding, Design, Mobile, Graphics, UX Design and CMS Frameworks such as WordPress it’s bursting to the seams with useful information.
Including a great weekly roundup listing the essential reading materials for each section it’s an important resource to visit frequently, to get any information you may have missed.
Being really well optimised for mobile devices, checking it out on the commute is never a problem, or a chore.
I hope you find this list useful, let us know of any others, and your favourites.