Great web comics for devs
Need a comic break? Here's some web comics I've stumbled upon over the years - the funny, sarcastic, informative, and just plain weird.
Who couldn't use a little light-heartedness in their day? Or dry humor if that's what you're looking for? Or something educational in an easy to digest format?
Enjoy! (I know I will...)
CommitStrip is a fun comic about life as a developer, especially web development. The stories are the shared results of a group of devs from Europe and Asia, and if you've been a dev for any amount of time they'll hit close to home. 😃
XKCD by Randall Munroe is one of those comics it's tough to avoid, assuming you wanted to try. Like Seinfeld, they're so numerous and relatable they're quoted everywhere. He also writes What If?... serious scientific answers to absurd questions.
O RLY? Book Covers
Once in awhile an O RLY? (parody of O'Reilly) book cover pops up somewhere online. Who writes them? Where are they posted? I have no clue. They hit close to home too, but usually in a "too true.. too damn true" kinda way. 😏
Here's a collection of book covers, and you can even generate your own.
PHD Comics by Jorge Cham has been around a long time, for Interweb standards anyway. It's a collection of hundreds (thousands?) of comics about university life... and probably a fair amount of other stuff too. Oh, and he has a book I'm thinking about getting.
The Oatmeal by Matthew Inman is hit or miss for me personally, but the degradation of social skills of a remote worker is pretty darned funny. 🧦
MonkeyUser by Cornel and Constantin is another funny comic about life as a dev. The comic below is completely believable with some of the test suites in old monolithic apps. 💀
Julia Evans' zines are a really cool idea. What better way to learn about an array of topics than in graphic form? Go check them out and learn something new!
Abstruse Goose is yet another comic about random topics... although quite a few seem to be about development. Seriously, imagine how much less stress there'd be if Bob Ross taught programming classes! 🎨
Invisible Bread by Justin Boyd has a lot of just plain fun stuff. He's a developer too, but the comics are all over the place. Oh, and go read his about page for a secret. 🤫
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