Jan 07, 2018

Favorite Programming Blogs?

As I abandon Twitter and other forms of corporate social media, I am diving back into RSS and blog feeds. My RSS list is quite old and there are a depressingly large number of websites that haven't been updated in years. To get started, I'm looking for good programming blogs. Currently, I follow:

Blobs in Games
Coding Horror
Prog Stuff

I'd love to find some more. I primarily program in c++, so I'm not too interested in blogs focused on Java or Swift unless they also have good general programming articles.


Jan 07, 2018
Fabian Giessen's blog - https://fgiesen.wordpress.com/

He's a member of the German demo group Farbrausch, and he also works for RAD Gametools; but on his blog, it's mostly interesting stuff about algorithms and low level programming tips and tricks.

Maybe not something I need in my day-to-day C# coding, but interesting nonetheless... :)

Echo Nolan

Jan 07, 2018
Dan Luu's blog is excellent: https://danluu.com/


Jan 07, 2018
I haven't programmed for Windows more than a decade, but Raymond Chen's blog is still interesting enough that I keep following it. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/

I have no idea how I found it, and the writer posts very rarely, but I enjoy programming is terrible https://programmingisterrible.com/

Sadly, the Codeless Code appears to be done, but the archives are still amusing. http://thecodelesscode.com/


Jan 07, 2018
Our machinery is great; http://ourmachinery.com/


Jan 08, 2018
[b]The Old New Thing[/b]: Blog of an MS employee who shares VIP customer support tickets and often provides a very in depth look into history of the OS (and why some APIs are weird) and lots of misconceptions of programmers. There's a post every other day.


[b]Marco.org[/b]: iOS developer who often has very thoughtful blog posts about macOS.



Jan 08, 2018
Oh, it said NO bbcode. Sorry about that :) I misread.


Jan 08, 2018
What do you use as RSS reader?

Press Rouch

Jan 08, 2018
I've learned loads from Bruce Dawson: https://randomascii.wordpress.com/
Aras Pranckevičius (Unity): http://aras-p.info/
Gregory Szorc. Mercurial focused, but I first heard about zstandard (which is *witchcraft*) from him: https://gregoryszorc.com/
Herb Sutter. For all the news on ISO C++ (I've been out of the games industry for a while, so I've no idea how well the console compilers are keeping up): https://herbsutter.com/

Alt Dev Blog used to be a bit hit and miss, but had some good stuff. It's now defunct, though there's an archive here: http://altdevblog.com/


Jan 08, 2018
pagetable link is broke!

Ron Gilbert

Jan 08, 2018
Fixed. Thanks.

Chris Dickerson

Jan 08, 2018
http://fabiensanglard.net/ - Fabien has so much interesting to say about game development, and it's his breakdown of the game engine black book that I visit there for.
https://news.ycombinator.com/rss - Hacker news, all things programmer
http://herbsutter.com/feed/ - all things ISO C++ (Herb Sutter)
http://faithlife.codes/blog/ -  various languages - code blog

Andrés Manikis

Jan 10, 2018


Jan 10, 2018
I enjoy the blog of Henrik Warne. He blogs about general ideas than specific topics though.



Jan 10, 2018
Bob Nystrom: http://journal.stuffwithstuff.com
He also wrote the book "Game Programming Patterns" http://gameprogrammingpatterns.com
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