We’ve written about the inspiration and research phases that our team goes through when developing software.
Technologists need to keep up with trends, updates, software releases and community sites; in fact, the average number of sites that someone in our team follows is 6-8. Here are the blogs we’re following at CSW right now.
Mashable is a site that features “news, resources, inspiration and fun for the connected generation”. Mashable is one of the most active voices in the conversation around the future of media.
CNET is a media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics, globally. It originally produced content for radio and television in addition to its website and now uses new media distribution methods through its Internet television network, CNET Video, and its podcast and blog networks.
Ari loves reading Martin Fowler and Scott Hanselman’s blogs. The perspectives and stories on agile methods align with some of Ari’s methodologies, and the storytelling of their practices have inspired him to be the storyteller he is in our team.
José reads Mary Jo Foley’s articles on ZDNet and articles by Paul Thurrott. Mary Jo is a book author (like José), and has a diverse strategy when it comes to sharing knowledge besides books, like publications as ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline, and podcasts.
Igriet’s preference for Código Espagueti is due to it being a pool of inspiration in technology, internet, innovation, videogames, science, culture and reviews. It translates to “spaghetti code”, which is a term used around source code conversations; along with Mexican humor, the site is as quirky as developers are.
Next on his list: Geek MX.
Ernesto favors CODEPROJECT, which is a community site where members gain reputation and can have influence over its contents. CodeProject is interesting because the threads and questions posted by the community and there’s always something to learn from the perspective of those using the tools. The structure of each post comes with an intro, the sharing of the code, the history, and something about the author, which makes it easy to get deeper into conversations or different technologies.
Yoel reads blogs with very different content. On his list: Joel on Software, who writes about software development, management, business, and the Internet (which are Yoel’s areas of wisdom at CSW); Seth Godin, whose reflections don’t stop at what he writes about, but go into what he thinks of his writing, making it a tough, yet truly inspirational read. Same with James Altucher. Lastly,
Four Hour Week, where Tim Ferriss interviews, observes, reflects, and shares experiments in lifestyle design.