Twitter has become a fantastic tool for me to keep up with what's going around in the Java and Eclipse communities. This is all down to following the right people. Here I'd like to share my list of the top 10 twitterers with you.
Follow The DZone Team
You can get most of the DZone team on Twitter already.
- DZone (@dzone)
- Rick (@RickRoss)
- Matt (@mpschmid)
- Amy (@greenar)
- Kirk (@pragkirk)
- Tim "aka bloid" (@tim_yates)
10) Martin Fowler @martinfowler
Form an overall view of software development, there's few better people to follow than Martin Fowler from Thoughtworks.
9) Robert Martin @unclebobmartin
Great to follow for thoughts, advice and articles on software craftsmanship and best practices.
8) Adrian Colyer @adriancolyerAs CTO at SpringSource, Adrian is well worth following to keep track one of the most popular Java frameworks.
7)Kent Beck @KentBeck
Kent Beck is well known as the author of Extreme Programming. It's interesting to watch what's he's up to at the moment with his frequently updated feed.
6)Tim O'Reilly @timoreilly
Founder and CEO of O'Reilly media, Tim always tweets interestingand insightful news and articles from around the web.
5)Neil Bartlett @njbartlett
For more Eclipse and OSGi related musings,tips and articles, Neil is a great person for your following list.
4) Adam Bien @AdamBien
As a Java champion, Adam is a great person to follow. I've been keeping up with all the news from this week's JAX conference by following him on Twitter.
3)Alex Miller @puredanger
Alex's articles are always well received by the Java community, and when it comes to Java 7 coverage, Alex is unmatched! I've found loads of interesting links from following his @puredanger Twitter feed.
2)Chris Aniszcyk @caniszczyk
Chris is another guy who really clicked with Twitter in the Eclipse community. He put together this page for all Eclipse twitter-ers to add their tags, and be followed - genius! You'll also get loads of Eclipse tips through Chris' feed, along with news from EclipseSource.
1) Ian Skerrett @IanSkerrett
Ian is Director of Marketting at the Eclipse Foundation. If you want to keep up to date with what's going on in the Eclipse community, Ian is one of the best people to follow. He has really embraced Twitter as a means of communication and marketting. His re-tweets are always relevant. Ian was also responsible for taking tweeting to new levels at this year's EclipseCon, by organising a "bird's nest" and a screen showing all conference related tweets.
So that's my list - you can follow me on Twitter as @dzonejames. There's no doubt that I've missed some people who deserve to be in a top 10 list. It's your job to let me know who!