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.
- Order: the blogs are ordered alphabetically.
By Peter Mitrichev
Aviran’s place is a technology blog where you can find technology news and articles from around the net, and also original news and articles on various technology and software development subjects.
Math without endless memorization. Instead of memorizing procedures, learn why equations work. This site helps you overcome mental roadblocks and truly grasp new concepts.
This is the palate clearer you’re looking for – perfect for clearing your mind and switching tracks.
An amatures outlook on computation and mathematics
QA is not evil
By Chris McMahon
By Clarke Ching
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.
Random ramblings about code, programming, and technology
By John Regehr
I write about challenging stuff you won’t find anywhere else. ~5-minutes idea (with audio version) every 2 weeks on Thursday 20:00 AEST.
FlowingData explores how statisticians, designers, data scientists, and others use analysis, visualization, and exploration to understand data and ourselves.
a personal view of the theory of computation
By Dick Lipton & Ken Ragen
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.
Principles, Processes, and Practices to Increase Probability of Project Success
This site tries to bring together all the lore, art, science, practice, and experience of building scalable websites into one place so you can learn how to build your website with confidence.
Import AI is a weekly newsletter about artificial intelligence
Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.
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.
Over the last 16 years I’ve written 1114 articles on this site about software development, management, business, and the Internet.
By Nelson Elhage
“Main Content” posts contain software, while “Primers” are usually math-only. All source code used in making posts is available at my Github page.
Practical and actionable advice, tips and guidance for creating high-performing teams.
OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence.
Read the Sez Who
Send More Paramedics
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
Software Engineering Daily features daily interviews about technical software topics. Technical knowledge about software will help you work more intelligently.
By Steve Yegge
This is one of the best blogs I’ve encountered discussing real world application of ML and Big Data software.
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.
Art, technology and leaving the world better off than we found it.
By Manu Sporny
By Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob)
The Morning Paper: a short summary every weekday of an important, influential, topical or otherwise interesting paper in the field of computer science.
All about app development & management at scale.
A Tester driven by curiosity and relentless question “what if”
Notes and rants about software and software quality
By Alan Page
A collection of articles on software development and computer programming.
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
A blog about hacking, development workflow automation, and how to get things done with less work.
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.
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