Top 5 Resources for JavaScript Knowledge

A good JavaScript developer, or developer of any kind, knows that it’s very wise to keep up with the times and continually be learning in order to guarantee that their knowledge doesn’t become obsolete. One of the best ways to keep knowledge fresh and up-to-date is to follow blogs that update often, such as this one. But, obviously, this is not the only JavaScript blog out there, and likely not the best. Here, you’ll find the 5 JavaScript blogs I follow the closest and have the most respect for.

1) Nettuts+

Nettuts+ Web Development Tutorials
Nettuts is part of a large network of blogs about many things including web development, Photoshop, Wordpress, computer graphics, etc. This blog is updated pretty often by many different great developers.

2) Adobe Developer Connection

Adobe Developer Connection
This software giant has quite the following and numerous developers creating great web development articles for them. You never have to wait very long for a new post to show up to teach you something new.

3) David Walsh Blog

David Walsh Web Development Blog
This guy is all over the place in the web development world, but touches on JavaScript pretty often. His point of view and solutions are both pretty unique and will give you something to think about.

4) Addy Osmani

Addy Osmani's JavaScript Blog
Addy is well known in the JavaScript community as one of the greatest JavaScript minds and he’s involved in countless open source projects designed to help the web as a whole. There are many others like him, but Addy updates his blog far more often and more consistently than the others.

5) NCZ Online

NCZ Online
The man behind this blog has written several JavaScript books that are pretty well known. He also updates about once a week usually, with some interesting ideas on things that can be done with JavaScript that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere.

Other Resources

There is no shortage of web development blogs out there, and I easily could have listed more, but what’s the point of listing subpar or rarely updated blogs? The point of this post is to give you some places you can look to that will bring you frequent useful information about the JavaScript world. There is one other place I’d like to note though, which isn’t actually a blog, but a weekly newsletter that brings in news from all around the web: JavaScript Weekly. If you have any other great resources that you think ought to be listed here, go ahead and leave then in the comments. Maybe if there are enough suggestions I’ll amend my list in a new post in the future. Happy Coding!

Author: Joe Zimmerman

Author: Joe Zimmerman Joe Zimmerman has been doing web development ever since he found an HTML book on his dad's shelf when he was 12. Since then, JavaScript has grown in popularity and he has become passionate about it. He also loves to teach others though his blog and other popular blogs. When he's not writing code, he's spending time with his wife and children and leading them in God's Word.