Newsletters? Really? 2014 is a few months away, and yet I’m talking about newsletters like its 1998? Didn’t RSS kill newsletters and Twitter supplant RSS? Well, that is certainly the prevailing thinking. However, there is a retro trend cropping up, technology email newsletters, and its quickly becoming the primary way in which I find interesting articles online.
The trend seems to have started in August 2010 when Peter Cooper first published Ruby Weekly. Back in those days Ruby 1.8.7 was still shiny and new and Rails 3.0 had only just been released on the world. Since then, Peter has slowly added newsletter after newsletter, finally reaching a total of 6 newsletters under the Cooper Press banner. Many others, including Rahul Chaudhary, have taken inspiration from Peter and started their own newsletters. So, without further ado, here is a complete listing of newsletters you should know about as of October 2013.
Management and Leadership
An incredible wealth of knowledge from Kate Matsudaira and Kate Stull spanning technology, product, leadership, management and anything else interesting from the week. Probably the single most interesting and comprehensive newsletter of the bunch. If you enjoy the content then I highly recommend checking out their latest project over at https://popforms.com/.
A focused newsletter on agile development with a eye towards productivity and team leadership. Well worth the read, as well as the podcast run by the same folks.
A great compliment to the Agile Weekly newsletter with links focused on team building and leadership.
One of Rahul’s three newsletters. If you want information about financing, sales, marketing, PR, hackathons, incubators and the like, you will find it here.
Another one of Peter’s newsletters and one of the most interesting technology newsletters digging into all sorts of hard core programming nerdery. C, UNIX, Protocols, algorithims, editors, etc.
Interested in MongoDB, Riak, Cassandra and other NoSQL stores? This newsletter from Rhaul helps you keep up with whats going on in the NoSQL world.
Your weekly list of links covering Puppet, Chef, Docker, Vagrant, Boxen and all other manner of interesting DevOps tools as well as plenty of slide decks and blog posts on culture and process.
Peter Cooper strikes again with news from the world of PostgreSQL.
A production of Higher Order Heroku for those that want to level up their Heroku skills.
CSS 3, HTML 5, Websockets, Canvas, all covered, here, in another Cooper Press newsletter.
A complement to the HTML 5 newsletter for all the web designer out there.
These don’t require much in the way of introduction so here goes:
- Ruby Weekly
- Python Weekly
- Scala Weekly
- Go Weekly
- Clojure Weekly
- Dart Weekly
- PHP Weekly
- Perl Weekly