Wanna look at cool cat memes to avoid your next project? Or laugh at a mashup of people falling down? Yeah, social media has your back. But one of the things we love most about social media is the community it creates.
You can learn to do just about anything on social media. If you want to learn to code (#CodeNewbies) or want to make some connections (#programmingisfun) that you can hit up when you’re stumped on a bug, here are some of our faves.
Follow these Twitter accounts for some sweet coding genius.
Tech Junkie says “coding should be fun. How you think is just as important as what you think.” We couldn’t agree more, Tech Junkie. Follow Tech Junkie if you want some actionable tips and step-by-step guidance for coding. Regular tweets include coding tips, gaming and tech industry news, all the way to business and culture.
Ravin’s page is a great place to land for coding shortcuts. He shares useful blogs and boils down ‘best ofs’ into “quick hits” lists. Can you handle his CSS quiz? Or his ‘comment the output of this code’ challenges? Either way, he’s got a positive and encouraging vibe. And we dig it.
Not only is Jeff Atwood the cofounder or Stackoverflow (an open community for anyone who codes), this unapologetic geek shares knowledge from all aspects of coding and tech. And sometimes he’s just downright funny.
@codepo8, aka Chris Heilmann, is an experienced and well-respected JS coder. Plus, he works for Microsoft, so this dude knows his stuff. Follow him for some tricks on debugging, speaking gigs, and the occasional meme.
100 Days of Code is a pretty cool challenge once you’ve got some chops. The deal? Code at least 1 hour every day for 100 days. Follow along with #100DaysofCode to see all the peeps who publicly committed to the challenge. And tweet us when you’ve got the guts to take on this challenge.
The name says it all. This is a community where you can sync up with other newbs and get tips when you’re starting out. There are frequent chats where you can get your own coding question answered. Or maybe help out someone else.
Eric Meyer is a CSS guy. But also he’s a leading advocate for web standards. That’s like a fancy way to say the how, why, and what you should be doing when you code for the web.
And when you really just want a break from it all or need a quick laugh to keep your brain from overloading, check out @iamdevloper. Code can be frustrating (because it’s so detail oriented) and I Am Devloper takes the best of everyone’s frustrations and makes it fun again.