Programming Websites and Podcasts: Keeping up with the latest news, tools and developments

Nowadays, programming websites and podcasts help programmers stay current on the latest industry trends, learn about new technologies, best practices in software development and hundreds of other useful topics. Finding great knowledge sources for developers could turn into a very difficult task, especially due to there being literally hundreds these days making it almost impossible to know where to start.

On our last blog, we talked about books that were awesome to learn and mandatory to read for people who are interested in coding and programming. Today, we bring websites and podcasts to the table. Let us introduce our top ten for each category:


  1. Technews provides timely information for IT professionals, including topics such as computer science, information technology and technology news.
  2. Better Programming keeps you up to date with the latest technology news and articles.
  3. Stratechery analyzes the strategy and business side of technology and media and the impact of technology on society.
  4. AlternativeTo is a website which lists alternatives to web-based software, desktop computer software, and mobile apps, and sorts the alternatives by various criteria including the community preferences.
  5. Ars Technica is a website that publishes news, reviews, and guides on issues such as computer hardware and software, science, technology policy, and video games.
  6. BetterDev.Link collects links around the web and aims to help you learn something new. The topics aren’t specific to any programming languages or technologies but attempt to include resources that might help you learn.
  7. Daily Dev: All developer news in one place. You get a feed of the “hottest developer news” personalized to you.
  8. Faun features hand-curated DevOps & Cloud Native newsletters, private Slack with like-minded people, podcasts, job offers, news, and more.
  9. Fronted Focus is one weekly roundup of the best front-end news, articles, and tutorials.
  10. Hackers News Digest delivers regular emails with the top Hacker News stories.


1. Codenewbie

 This podcast features stories of successful people in their coding journey. It is a great place to start if you are interested in web development.

Platforms: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify}


2. The Big Web Show

This podcast features special guests and topics like front-end web development. It keeps you updated on new trends and tools. They have plenty of interviews with developers in the market.

Platforms: Apple Podcasts


3. Reply All

Reply All is a show about tech-related subjects. It gives a good overview of current developments in a fun and engaging way.

Platforms: Spotify


4. Changelog

It is a weekly conversation that gets to the center of open-source technologies and their creators.

Platforms: Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Android


5. SyntaxFM

Scott and Wes share web development tools and techniques and their overviews on some top web developers.

Platforms: Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, PocketCasts, Spotify


6. The Indie Hackers Podcast

In his interviews, Courtland gets the founders of nearly 200 businesses, developers, to share their stories.

Platforms: Website


7. Talk Python to Me

Mark Kennedy explores the Python ecosystem and its applications. He interviews enthusiasts from several fields like web development and machine learning.

Platforms: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Soundcloud


8. The Ladybug Podcast

Aside from hard technical focus, Emma, Sidney, Ali, and Kelly also focus on career growth, personal development, and even their book club.

Platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcasts


9. Cyberwire Daily

Cyberwire Daily is one of the best cybersecurity podcasts out there. It is a great way to stay on top of emerging topics while building your knowledge base on cybersecurity.

Platforms: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Castbox, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher


10. Developer Tea

The podcast offers short episodes about programming and application development. Jonathan Cutlell hosts it, and its focus is to help developers excel at their job and careers and positively impact the tech industry.

Platforms: Apple Podcasts


We all look for information in different channels and depending on your mood or the occasion. It doesn’t matter if you are a visual or an auditory learner; we’ve got the resources for you. Let us share the marvels of the transmedia universe and create a collage of useful resources with our favorite books, websites, and podcasts. Let’s learn and grow alongside our fast paced, changing and creative software world, tools and technologies.

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