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Tales of a Coder:
What are the Essential PHP/Javascript/Web Development Feeds?
Dec 28, 2011 @ 10:07:53

On the "Tales of a Coder" blog today there's a new post trying to gather some of the more popular web resources for PHP, Javascript and general web development and provide a set of links to make them easier to get to.

What feeds do the super star PHP/ JavaScript web developers subscribe to? What are the essential PHP/ JavaScript/ Web Development feeds? I have shared my fledgling list below. Many of these feeds were recommended by my friends at PHPWomen, others I somehow stumbled across myself and some I picked up from articles tweeted with the #linktuesday hashtag, which are aggregated here.

So far, the links include php|architect, Planet-PHP.net, the YUI blog, Matt Gemmell's blog and Evan Goer's blog. If you have others to share, be sure to leave them in the comments!

tagged: link resource javascript webdevelopment resommendation


In Web Development is it better to be a Expert or All-arounder?
Oct 03, 2011 @ 12:32:16

In this new post to reddit.com the question is posed, "is it better to be an expert or all-arounder in web development?"

Is it better to be an Expert in a framework like Zend (a certified Zend Developer) or know a little bit about everything. [...] In sum, it's just taking too much time for me to master Drupal, Magento, and other popular CMS/Frameworks. So I'm wondering if I should just specialize is one framework/CMS.

Most of the comments follow along the same idea - it's good to be an "all-arounder" and know several different technologies, but it's also good to be an expert (or as close as you can) in one or more technologies. As one comment puts it:

In my experience, it's best to have a specialty, but not have a too narrow focus. There's a lot going into a web site - programming, design, usability, marketing, economy, etc. Understanding a number of those fields makes it easier to work with other people.
tagged: general knowledge webdevelopment opinion expert subject