Top Five Hottest Programming Blogs In 2014: Trusted And Respected Sources

top programming blogs 2014Programming blogs are quite plentiful on the world wide web, but they can usually be whittled down to a small handful that are the most useful and insightful. Even if they’re for a niche audience, many of them are read by thousands who want to keep up on the constant evolution in computer programming.

Check out these five blogs that consistently provide comprehensive coverage on the latest programming news, developments, and tutorials.

Dr. Dobb’s CodeTalk

drdobbsIf you’ve read any programming blogs before, you may have heard of this one. With guest blogs from some of the top names in programming (such as Scott W. Ambler, Allen Holub, Bruce Eckel, Larry O’Brien, Dave Thomas, Andrew Koenig, etc.) who taught courses early on at various conventions , you’ll get trusted information here on everything within the field.

Andrew Binstock, who is the Editor in Chief of Dr. Dobbs, has been working in the software development from the 80′s. He has worked as a columnist for SD TImes, reviewer for InfoWorld, and editor of UNIX Review.

Dr. Dobb’s covers it all, from programming developments in the cloud, to web development, featuring: articles, source code, blogs, forums,video tutorials, and audio podcasts, as well as articles from Dr. Dobb’s Journal (a monthly programming journal published in the US by United Business Media). You’ll also find plenty of deep-thinking articles on standard programming languages like C++ and Java.

While it’s been around a while, it’s still going to be a leading blog source this year.

Coding Horror

coding horrorGive credit to this having one of the best titles for a programming blog in existence. The fact that owner, Jeff Atwood, doesn’t take himself or the blog overly seriously is to its benefit.

Jeff Atwood is also the co-founder of the question-and-answer website Stack Overflow which features questions and answers on a wide range of topics in computer programming and software development.

The Codding Horror, with a subtitle of “Programming and human factors”, is one of the few programming sites out there that’s close to satiric. It shows some of the real horror stories programmers have to deal with in the industry while still giving useful solutions to show light at the end of the tunnel. As the author says “You’re an amateur developer until you realize that everything you write sucks. YOU are the Coding Horror.

I chose that title for my blog because it’s a clever in-joke about becoming a humble professional programmer. That’s what I try to do here. I write to learn and explore topics that deal with computers and programming, and because I’m easily bored, the topics I find most interesting tend to apply to a wide audience of programmers.

Joel on Software

joel on softwareIntegral Web Solutions thinks this blog by Joel Spolsky may be the best programming blog ever.

While Spolsky and his blog have been around for 14 years, it’s not expected to change this year as one of the leading programming sites to combine the business side of the industry.

As a CEO of his own software company and the co-founder of Stack Overflow, Spolsky has longtime clout in knowing this angle through and through. It’s a blog of simple design, yet proof that content means more than blog bells and whistles.

With categories ranging from New Developer, Rock-star Developer, Software Designer, Tech Lead, Project Manager, Startup Founder, to CEO, you can find everything you need to design, develop, manage and sell your software solution.


girl developerThe programming blog world needs more women to be represented, and this blog is one of the best.

Run by Sara Chipps, a product of Generation Y, she gives the female side of programming and how it intersects with real life.

Chipps has also done a lot of good in getting more women into programming through a non-profit organization called Girl Develop It — “an international organization, that exists to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction.

I think building software is not that hard. The developer community tries to make it look super hard so we can feel really important.

Scott Hanselman

scott hanselmanAnother blog named after someone (which is sometimes a good move), this programming blog may be the most popular programming blog out there.

With a reported 20,000 subscribers, Hanselman works out of his home office in Portland, Oregon as part of Microsoft’s web platform team.

His blogs cover a lot of ground in the world of programming thanks to his own varied and interesting experiences in the industry. He also frequently ponders the future of programming while analyzing how programming affects our gadgets of today.

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