Given how fast tech is developed and released, Developers sooner or later stumble on the inevitable thought that he or she may become obsolete. Since my main expertise is front-end development, I've had this thought every time a framework or a library is released which seemed to revolutionize the industry in some way or another (I'm looking at you svelte). However, I realized that acquiring these habits help me ease my foreboding, deepen my understanding, and come out with efficient and interesting solutions to problems.
Another part of my daily routine is checking dev.to articles. I can't help but appreciate how much of a good job have the Dev.to team done to allow us to have a centralized developer community for us to share our favorite discoveries and teach others with it. I remember the days of getting frustrated with Medium articles behind a paywall — now I just avoid it all together except when I'm interested in an article and it's free.
For my weekly routine, I check Product Hunt. Product Hunt is an intuitive site to see the up and coming startups and initiatives. I blame them for filling my Bookmarks on Chrome with so many interesting links, especially in the illustration department. Some cool websites I have found: Free Illustrations, royalty-free videos, Tech trends of 2020, and many more.
I begin each month by reading Andrei Neagoie's newsletter which lets me keep up with the novelties I couldn't see on GitHub, Product Hunt, etc.
By applying these habits in my career as a web developer I have been able to come up with interesting solutions to my endeavors. There are many more which I would love to adopt such as listening to podcasts, watching at least one conference, and contribute to OSS weekly. What habits do you possess that have generated an impact on your career?