Developer time off

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Now that you finally have some time to yourself what should you do? Here are three things you can do while taking a break, besides relaxing.


Here are some great sites that I’ve used to help learn a new skill and keep up with trends.


More developers should be writing content, I love reading tutorials and developer opinion pieces and more people should be contributing their knowledge. To get started here are some tools and sites to help you write.

example gist in action


There’s a few places you can practice your coding and you can compete against others.

It may be tempting to just sit back and relax and granted, you do deserve some downtime, however, keep in mind that as time goes on our skills get rusty. A few days to a week is fine to relax but any longer and I find that my skills start to deteriorate, this is when I start learning, writing, or practicing.

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