In our day to day job, we often get busy implementing application logic that we sometimes get to keep up to date with best or latest practices. To us, learning is such a crucial thing that if ignored, it can significantly reduce individual as well as overall team productivity.
We discussed a few alternatives within our team and their pros and cons. We ended up building Code Pal (still in beta). Code Pal is a slack app that sends articles describing best/latest practices to your slack workspace once a day. These articles are picked by our algorithm and vetted by our experts.
It has the following advantages:
1. It saves your team members time and energy. They no longer have to spend time searching on the web.
2. It encourages continuous learning. They spend a few minutes daily to keep upto date rather than sit through online training which can be expensive, time-consuming and may get out of date.
3. Since these articles are written by the domain expert, they often contain knowledge not readily available in books or online training.
If you are interested to try it out, go to http://www.getcodepal.com/. It may not contain the technology stack that you currently use in your organization. If that is the case, please drop in the comment section and we will try to get to them as soon as we can.