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Good sites for developers

Hi

Can you recomend a few good sites for software developers like joelonsoftware?

Martin

Martin
Thursday, July 17, 2003

http://www.codeproject.com
http://www.codeguru.com

Happy to be working
Thursday, July 17, 2003

It depends on what kind of information you're looking for. 

I find Joel's site interesting for general concepts about the software development process.  Software schedules, specification documents and hiring programmers, for example.  However, a lot of what gets covered doesn't help me in my day-to-day work.  I write software for the I.S. shop of a mid-size software company.  My work doesn't get shrink wrapped.  So when I read Joel, I'm almost like a tourist.  I'm visiting his world of software development to see what may translate into my world.

But that's really not what you asked, is it? 

I like tend to prefer sites that deal with the meat and potatos of software development.  Joel's is the only blog I actually read on a regular basis.  The rest of the sites I frequent discuss specific technologies or languages. 

I write a lot of Oracle PL/SQL, so I use Quest's Oracle Pipelines quite a bit ( http://www.quest-pipelines.com/pipelines/dba/index.asp ). Especially the discussion forum, I'm there every day.

Recently I've had to start writing SQRs.  Someone pointed me to this URL, http://www.sqrug.org/ , which has been useful.

You get the idea.

Rob H
Thursday, July 17, 2003

www.artima.com

Tom (a programmer)
Thursday, July 17, 2003

*The* site a developer needs to learn is Google's interface to Usenet http://groups.google.com

I would gladly give up all other web access rather than not be able to search Usenet.

Matthew Lock
Thursday, July 17, 2003

How about sites for shrinkwrap developers?

Entrepreneur
Friday, July 18, 2003

I almost never use  GoogleGroups.  Instead, I use the search facility at www.fulltextsearch.com , which has a search for all of Microsoft's newsgroups, and a separate search for all Borland and lots of third party Borland-related newsgroups.  I feel like I get much better results from searches at this site than on GoogleGroups.  Easy to use advanced searches (the Rubicon search engine options are great), plus the message interface is better once you've gotten matching messages.

The site itself is a demo of the Rubicon full-text-indexing  system accessing data stored in an open-source Firebird database.  They say it's got 8GB of Borland related messages and 22 GB of MSFT messages indexed.

Herbert Sitz
Friday, July 18, 2003

I find www.dexterity.com/articles awesome! Excellent writing about aspects of running your own softare business, personal productivity, etc...

evariste
Friday, July 18, 2003

Durn it. http://www.dexterity.com/articles/

evariste
Friday, July 18, 2003

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