What Are You Reading?

Nov 09, 2011
Glenn Korban

The hardest part of being a developer is staying on top of the technology itself.  Since we're all supposed to maximize our time doing productive work, that naturally leads to the conclusion that we should minimize our time spent surfing the Web searching for technology news. I'm curious to hear what sites, blogs, or feeds people are reading to get their daily dose in the least time possible? 

I regularly read about 8 different sites in my effort to keep up.  OK - I don't actually read any of them.  I peruse the headlines and then dive into any articles that sound particularly interesting or applicable.  Here is my current list (I'll show you mine, if you show me yours):

  1. http://www.theserverside.com/
  2. http://www.theserverside.net/
  3. http://java.net/
  4. http://www.techcrunch.com/
  5. http://www.cmswire.com/
  6. http://www.javaworld.com/
  7. http://www.cnn.com/
  8. http://www.nytimes.com/
The last two sites represent my anemic attempt to be a well-rounded human being.  Even if that's not possible, at least it gives me conversation fodder for when I talk with non-techies. 

I also use iGoogle with the RSS Reader gadget to consolidate feeds from some the tech sites mentioned above.  I recently added the feed from Matt Raible's (inventor of AppFuse) site (http://raibledesigns.com/).  I've been a fan of his work for some time now but finally got around to adding his feed:
  1. http://raibledesigns.com/rd/feed/entries/atom
I'm always looking for new and better places to hear about the latest and greatest.  What do you read?  Who do you follow?