There is no shortage of lists and roundups naming the best technology and engineering blogs to follow. A lot of blogs out there are uber technical, which is great when you’re looking to solve specific issues, but given the engineering challenges that we are tackling today, there is a growing need for thought leadership on culture, architecture and software theory.
The purpose of this blog is to roundup pearls of wisdom that will make you stop and think, and hopefully grow.
About the List:
High-level technology blogs: our list of tech blogs are more focused on theory, architecture, paradigm shifts, etc. They’re not pure engineering blogs for the most part (you can find a great list of engineering blogs here). Basically, we went the opposite route of the programming subreddit -> if it has more than 80% code it doesn’t belong here.
Point of view: no how to’s. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, they simply didn’t fit our purpose here.
Publications and news aggregators: as a rule of thumb, we tried to avoid them. The ones we did include are here for a reason, they have a unique voice. Not just another tech news site.
Tech company blogs: both big companies and small startups made the list. They’re either leading the field on a certain topic, have significant insights on engineering culture or are sharing extremely interesting insights from their work.
Activity: we aimed to include blogs that are active.
Obviousness: we tried to stay away from the obvious culprits and bring new thoughts to the table, but some blogs/ thought leaders are just so important that they will always have to be included.
Read her blog post on “Testing Microservices: The Sane Way”. There are some particularly interesting insights there on shift-left vs shift-right testing By Cindy Sridharan, #Programming#Personal#Software Methodology
There’s just too much complex stuff in the world. Complex stuff can’t be used, and it breaks too easily. Complexity is stupid. Simplicity is smart. Code Simplicity focuses on the idea of simplicity: simple things, simple thoughts, and simple ideas that can make the world of computing a better place.
Good Math, Bad Math is a blog which exists for two reasons: For me to ramble about the beauty of mathematics, and try to share my enthusiasm for the subject. To track down the bozos who use bad math to lie, distort reality, and in general support bad arguments; demonstrate their errors and their dishonesty; and generally mock them. To track down the bozos who use bad math to lie, distort reality, and in general support bad arguments; demonstrate their errors and their dishonesty; and generally mock them. The blog will also intermittently include me rambling about other obsessions: programming, music, and whatever else interests me.
The aim of this blog is to be a bridge between researchers and practitioners. Each post highlights some useful results from studies past and present in the hope that this will encourage discussion of what we know, what we think we know that ain’t actually so, why we believe some things but not others, and what questions should be tackled next.
This is where I will aggregate my views on various topics including, but not limited (although at times excluding entirely) to: – Java, Python, Ruby, Lisp, Scala, Vodka, etc…., programming and code monkey-ism – Operating system development – Programming language design and development – Mystery Science Theater 3000 – Mathematics and logic – Crypto-zoology – Computing industry observations – Transcendental Unity of Apperception
Through this blog, I aim to teach storytelling with data through examples and practical tips. My goal is to bring data to life and use it to communicate a story to an audience, with a focus on simplicity and ease of interpretation.
By Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, #Company #Data Visualization
Note: You are welcome to reprint occasional comics pretty much anywhere (presentations, papers, blogs with ads, etc). If you’re not outright merchandising, you’re probably fine. Just be sure to attribute the comic to xkcd.com
By Randall Munroe #Personal#Comics#not-for-profit publication
A blog about hacking, development workflow automation, and how to get things done with less work.
By Zach Holman, #Company#API#Best Practices
These are the 96 blogs that we know and love. But, the internet is a big place. So, if you are reading/listening/watching something that should be included on the list let us know here. or leave a comment.