It's been fun!

Hamilton, Bermuda

Happy Bermuda Day everyone. It was a holiday today in Bermuda, so this is coming out a bit late. But perhaps the late hour is appropriate as I am sun-setting this newsletter. I’ve been doing a semi-weekly developer newsletter for over ten years. The audience has always been small, starting with directly emailing work colleagues to setting up this more independent list three years ago. But at this point, I feel like there are better options out there for people. That and I have other side projects that I’d like to focus on.

I will leave the archive of issues online, and you can get the list of my previous Friday Fun Links as well. If you want to stay current, I recommend you take a look at some of the resources below.

Thanks for reading everyone!

Newsletters / Feeds

Not necessarily free or cheap, but a good source of information on what is going on in the world of tech.


A collection of about ten different newsletters on various developer topics. I’m subscribed to several, and these were often the source of links I’d then add to this newsletter.

Console Newsletter logo or screenshot

Console Newsletter

A free weekly email digest of the best tools and beta releases for developers. logo or screenshot is the fastest growing online community for developers to stay updated on the best developer news. Together we supercharge developers’ knowledge and empower better software. This is basically a browser extension which populates your new tab screen with a list of developer articles.


Lists of tools and services that are specifically free for developers.

Free for developers

This is a list of software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) and other offerings that have free tiers for developers.

Free Dev Tool/Services for developer logo or screenshot

Free Dev Tool/Services for developer

List of free stuff for developer by developer to use. This is a collective list of useful services for developer you can use for your next MVP or prototyping your idea.

Written by Colin Bate