Whether I just come to the office bright and early or am about to go to bed – my FireFox gets the same click I check my collection of weblogs. With an RSS reader plugin to my pretty browser I forgot about browsing the Internet and reading the news. No need to look through a long list of sites click-by-click and recall if youve read its news or not yet. An RSS reader does the entire job by itself it refreshes the content of the links and signals if there are updates since youve last seen them. I love it :-)!
My collection is growing slowly, sometimes I remove faithless candidate links so finding a good source is not a piece of cake. In this blog I want to share my list and ask you to feed back with your favorite blogs. I didnt want to concentrate on a technical perspective but by the force of my passion most of my links are technical. Although I have a few dozen blogs I’ll list only three most attractive in every group.
1. Technology in general.
- O’Reilly Weblogs – no need to explain what O’Reilly is and the bloggers uphold the reputation. Quite frequently updated.
- Wired News new gizmos and fantastic projects are described here.
- TheRegister – latest rumors and news from the IT world (a bit Europe-oriented).
- (I didnt list Slashdot because obviously you already know it and Im constrained by three items 🙂
2. Java and around.
- TheServerside – all the latest news from Java world (there is its sister with .net at the end instead of .com if youre not a .Net programmer this news will keep you quite informed about interesting events in the .Net area).
- Suns blogs – blogs from the fathers of Java (actually there are tens of blogs but I chose Moazams as a starting point).
- Artima Weblogs – another community of programmers who care about their craft. Not solely about Java but covers it in abundance besides other interesting articles.
3. Gurus blogs
Here I list blogs of masters of the industry whose opinion regarding any realm is noteworthy.
- IBM DeveloperWorks blogs – IBMs pros Gradi Booch, Doug Tidwell, James Snell and others.
- Martin Fowler (no comments).
- Don Box (no comments either).
- SecurityFocus News – security oriented news.
- Crypto-Gram – a personal blog by the author of Applied Cryptography and the guru of security in all its aspects.
5. Project management.
- PragmaticProgrammer – a must-read book for any programmer.
- Joel on Software – quite skeptical opinions regarding all obvious standards and approaches in modern project management but very interesting reading, forcing you to think it over again.
- Joana Rothman – amazing site about hiring technical people and project management. Very often updated.
I invite you to list a few of your lovely blogs (not necessarily about programming!). Lets share not only our knowledge but the sources of our knowledge as well.