Why I love twitter

Twitter is fun, and there are a lot of interesting people. Most of them are pretty open for discussion and just having fun. A lot of these people have interesting stuff to say and are willing to answer questions.

A few days now I watched crazeegeekchick make santahats for almost everybody she knows, I guess she is up to about fifty hats now. I asked her to also make a hat for my son, she did without asking any questions. Threw in a hat for me also and gave a nice compliment. Awesome !

crazeegeekchick thanks ! You are one of the people making Twitter fun.

MySonAndISantanized

Hooking into the world wide web.

Yesterday I taught a developer centric training class for starting in software architecture. During this class we discussed a few information sources on the web. While putting together the mail for the students in which I mention a lot of the information sources, I thought this would make a nice blog post. So here are the links.

 

Online rss readers:                                                                

http://www.bloglines.com/

http://www.google.com/reader/

 

Good rss feeds:

http://codebetter.com/

http://www.infoq.com/

http://architects.dzone.com/

http://nplus1.org/

http://blogs.msdn.com/jmeier/default.aspx (look at the pocket guides )

 

Link collections: (if you don’t want to plough through 320 feeds yourself)

http://www.arjansworld.com/

http://www.alvinashcraft.com/

http://blog.cwa.me.uk/

 

podcasts:

http://www.dotnetrocks.com/

http://www.hanselminutes.com/default.aspx

http://se-radio.net/

http://thirstydeveloper.com/default.aspx

 

screencasts

http://www.dnrtv.com/ (check out the design pattern series with JP Boodhoo shows 63,65,68,71,92)

http://channel9.msdn.com/

http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/ARCast_with_Ron_Jacobs/

 

free magazines

https://www.msarchitecturejournal.com/Default.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/netherlands/studenten/informatie/dotnetmagazine.aspx (Dutch)

http://selfservice.abonneren.nl/titels/computable/abonneren.html;jsessionid=C7FD65099CA5399EA1133ED3BB9E2C12 (Dutch)

 

msdn:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/architecture/default.aspx

 

Good site for asking questions

http://stackoverflow.com/

 

Sogeti related sites (I work for Sogeti):

http://dsa.sogeti.nl/

http://www.clemensreijnen.nl/

http://blog.softwarefun.nl/ (not much to read yet J )

 

The list isn’t complete and it isn’t meant to be. I have given people my opml file with 320 feeds (No I don’t read them all completely) and it was just too much. This list is a way to get started.

 

Good additions are welcome in the comments off course.