.NET Blogs to Follow: The Ultimate List
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Back in the day, books were the only way to gain knowledge. I remember spending hundreds of hours in book stores and in the local library, digging up old books about programming. Fast forward to 2019 and my focus has almost entirely shifted to blogs. Here's my personal list of my recommendations for .NET blogs to follow.
Scott Hanselman: He really doesn't need any introduction. Scott's blog is one of the best resources for .NET developers. Besides blogging about .NET, Scott also writes a lot of interesting posts about productivity.
Michael Crump: With his Azure Tips and Tricks series (currently at 50+ posts), Michael's blog is packed with good stuff about Microsoft Azure.
Troy Hunt: Much like Hanselman, Troy is a well-known blogger among .NET developers. If you haven't started looking into security, Troy's blog is a great place to start. Besides blogging, Troy is the founder of a number of great tools like Have I been pwned and ASafaWeb.
CodeOpinion: Microsoft MVP Derek Comartin is writing a lot of interesting posts, primarily around .NET. If you are into CQRS, Derek is writing a lot about the subject too.
Software Engineering: Everyone is talking about ASP.NET Core, right? Well, if you want to know more, Damien's blog contains a lot of good stuff.
Talking Dotnet: Doesn't really seem like a personal blog, but I cannot figure out if it's a company blog or not. With that said, Talking Dotnet offers some great posts about ASP.NET and related technologies.
Mads Kristensen: I have been following Mads, a fellow Dane, for years. Mads blogs a lot about web technologies and standards. He has been quiet for a couple of years, but it seems like a newly found love for ASP.NET Core, resulted in a range of new blog posts from Mads.
Iris Classon: The "happiest developer" in the world, MVP Iris Classon writes a lot of good posts. You can catch Iris as a speaker on a lot of international conferences as well.
You've Been Haacked: If you are using any variant of ASP.NET, you are probably running on this guy's code. Phil was part of the team that created ASP.NET MVC at Microsoft, but has worked for GitHub in recent years. While the number of .NET related blog posts drastically decreased when Phil moved to GitHub, the posts are still very high quality.
Ben Foster: Much like Steve Sanderson, Ben doesn't blog a whole lot. But when he does, the posts are always long, thorough, and very high quality. Ben blogs primarily around Azure and ASP.NET Core.
DotNetNerd: Christian writes a lot of good posts about .NET. I've learned a lot about ASP.NET Core from Christian and his blog. Recently, he seems to have found a new love of his life: TypeScript.
Dusted Codes: The impressive thing about Dustin's blog is that I don't even need to follow it. Every time I google some kind of ASP.NET related subject, I end up on Dustin's blog anyway. This is definitely one of my go-to blogs for ASP.NET (Core).
mookid on code: If Iris is the "happiest programmer on the planet," Mogens is probably "the nicest." Besides being nice, Mogens is a talented .NET developer with a lot of good blog posts in the baggage. Besides blogging, Mogens is the founder of Rebus, the best service bus for .NET (in my opinion).
the codeface: Another blogger with awesome posts is Mark Rendle. If you're into ASP.NET, you will never be disappointed after leaving one of Mark's posts.
Thomas Ardal: You got me! That's actually my personal blog. After founding elmah.io, I don't blog as much as I used to, but I try to write at least a few posts every year. I blog primarily around .NET, processes, and personal productivity.
The Morning Brew: Chris Alcock probably offers the best daily correlation of .NET related blog posts. I cannot even imagine how much time and energy this guy needs to put into producing a daily digest like this.
Alvin Ashcraft's Morning Dew: Much like Chris' blog, Morning Dew is a daily digest of recently published online content. New is broader than The Morning Brew and contains links to mobile posts as well.
Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog: A chance for Microsoft MVP's to write blog posts. There's a large fluctuation in the subjects, but a number of good posts for sure.
.NET Blog: A must follow for every .NET developer. Stay up to date on the new things going on.
The Visual Studio Blog: If you're using Visual Studio, the Visual Studio Blog is a good place to stay informed about new versions and features.
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