Summer is a great time to catch up on all that reading you wish you could be doing the rest of the year. Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting team members from across Urban Airship, showcasing how they stay up-to-date on our rapidly changing industry and keep up role-specific professional development, as well as what they read for fun. Not everyone is going to admit their deep love of [insert embarrassing guilty pleasure here] unfortunately, but take a look — you may discover a new favorite “everyday” read!
This week we’re featuring senior implementation engineer Michael Halka’s summer reading list.
Any good developer knows that they can solve a lot of problems they are running into by Googling the issue. As such, for some of these problems, chances are that there are people on Stack Overflow that have run into the same or a similar issue that you’re experiencing. If so, they should have a quick fix or explanation of behavior. This is a great place for troubleshooting and learning more about the typical types of errors and behavior one might run into when developing code.
2. Ars Technica
It’s no secret that Google and Apple have a lot of conferences going on. I usually follow Ars Technica to keep up on all the new gadgets being released and all of the conferences going on. I’m a gadgets kind of person. 🙂
Someone had to have seen this coming.
I browse Reddit like a lot of people, mostly in search of stories, keeping up on current events, and laughing at the some of the GIFs posted out there. It’s a new aggregator to me, a chance to catch up on current events, funny moments and important gaming news that I care about. The cool thing about Reddit is that I can customize the types of news and content I want to see, and there’s always something new to discover.