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Curation and Discovery for Developer Tools + Resources

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@aashaysanghviAashay Sanghvi

One of the biggest roadblocks junior developers face is picking the right tools for the job. What node packages should I be using? How should I deploy this application? Iโ€™m finding five different answers to my question on Stack Overflow, but which one is correct?

Iโ€™m particularly curious in finding out what most teams are using today to solve their engineering and specifically programming challenges. Apart from GitHub and Stack Overflow (both of which I think are marvelous communities), what are they using to find the best tools for the job?

This question breaks down a few ways for me:

Where can I find curated lists for developer tools and resources? How can these lists stay updated with an ever expanding list of choices?

Here are a few Iโ€™ve found:

Is there a way to solve discovery for these resources? With so many options, how do I narrow down and find the best tools for me and what Iโ€™m working on?

Is curation and discovery solved in the text editor or externally?

Take a look at Kite:

Can online hacker communities morph to become even more social in nature? An analogy could be a โ€˜Waze for Programming.โ€™ Who are the best people giving me advice on my โ€˜programming journey?โ€™

All these thoughts are very speculative in nature, and maybe, as I talk to more folks, Iโ€™ll learn whether developers want discovery and curation, or perhaps itโ€™s just a problem only a few face. Additionally, I would love to hear feedback and thoughts here as I am simply curious about this space and eager to find out if anyone out there is addressing the questions I have.


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