Links

Mispy

LEARNING

LIFE & MENTAL HEALTH

  • 80000hours.org - Research on what makes a fulfilling job. Main conclusion is that salary is important but only up to a certain point, after which doing work that helps others matters a lot.
  • woebot.io - Chatbot app that teaches you CBT and mindfulness techniques. You check in with your mood each day and it encourages you to reflect on why you feel as you do.
  • ourworldindata.org/mental-health - A global overview of how prevalent mental health conditions are and the risk factors involved. Useful perspective for how individual struggles fit into the big picture.

PROGRAMMING

  • code.visualstudio.com - My main IDE and the most popular code editor among JavaScript developers as of 2018. Excellent autocompletion, especially with TypeScript.
  • typescriptlang.org - My favorite web development language. The types give you full object property autocompletion and make it easier to reason about code, especially as the complexity of a project increases.
  • netlify.com - Fantastic modern web host centered around static site building
  • jamstack.org - Summary of the JAMstack, my preferred way of doing web development
  • unity3d.com - Popular game engine mainly based on C#. A neat thing about the predominance of Unity is that many games can now be easily decompiled from the .NET assembly to read their source.
  • jetbrains.com/decompiler - .NET decompiler. The C# output it produces is easily readable in most cases.
  • adventofcode.com - Daily programming puzzles from the start of December until Christmas each year. I did all 25 days in 2018 with a friend and had a great time.
  • stateofjs.com - Survey data on the tools that JavaScript devs are using each year. Useful to get a picture of what new stuff might be worth trying out.
  • stackoverflow.com - Remember that you can answer your own questions on SO, so you can use it as a public searchable repository you dump knowledge into.
  • stackoverflow.com/jobs - Companies pay Stack Overflow so they can advertise jobs here. They're usually pretty high-quality positions.
  • jobs.github.com/positions - Companies pay GitHub so they can advertise jobs here. At least last time I did hiring, it was easier and cheaper to advertise on GitHub than it is on SO.
  • research.net - Service for conducting user surveys, used by GitHub
  • axdraft.com - Tool for drafting legal documents

DATA VISUALIZATION

BULK DATA SOURCES

SPECIFIC RESEARCH

BOOKS

NICE WEB DESIGN

MISC

  • monzo.com - Modern online bank for UK residents, I know people with good experiences