.NET Power-up: Who to Follow?

Self-development is an important aspect of professional growth. Your progress as a .NET developer depends not only on your technical skills, but also on how well you know the latest news and trends in the industry.

In this article, we’ll introduce you to a list of valuable blogs and podcasts, which was compiled by our talented colleague, Oleg Karasik, a passionate .NET developer. Not only does he actively follow these blogs himself but also maintains his own blog dedicated to all things .NET. Here you can find a wealth of resources: insightful articles, practical tips, and even monthly digests summarizing the latest happenings in the .NET world. 

Now, let’s delve into the list of resources that can fuel your self-development journey.

Andrew Lock

Andrew Lock’s blog covers a wide range of topics related to ASP.NET Core. The author shares useful ideas for building robust and scalable .NET applications. One of his recent articles delves into the intricacies of SameSite cookies, shedding light on their importance and providing a clear understanding of their functionality. In addition, he is actively working on a series of articles about the upcoming changes in .NET 8, and the first part is already available for reading.

Martin Fowler

Martin, an industry thought leader, shares his expertise on software development practices and architecture. His blog covers a broad spectrum of topics, including microservices, domain-driven design, and agile methodologies. Additionally, Martin’s blog serves as a platform for other specialists to contribute their articles, making it a hub for insightful content from various perspectives. In one of the recent articles, the focus was on linking modular architecture to development teams, providing valuable insights into the relationship between architectural decisions and team collaboration.

Gérald Barré

This blog is a valuable resource dedicated to Microsoft technologies, with a particular focus on .NET. As an expert in these areas, Gérald regularly shares practical tips, tutorials, and insights to help developers navigate the intricacies of these technologies. His blog serves as a go-to destination for anyone seeking in-depth knowledge and guidance on Microsoft’s ecosystem.

Oren Eini

Oren Eini, also known as Ayende Rahien, is a prominent figure in the .NET community. As the founder of RavenDB, a popular NoSQL document database, Oren brings a wealth of expertise to the table. With Oren’s deep understanding of the .NET ecosystem, his blog provides readers with valuable insights, best practices, and thought-provoking discussions that can significantly enhance their software development endeavors.

David Fowler

David Fowler, a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft, is renowned as the founder of NuGet, SignalR, and ASP.NET Core. His blog is a treasure trove of .NET insights, where he shares valuable updates, discussions, and ideas related to .NET Core and ASP.NET. Following David will keep you in the loop with the latest trends and developments.

.NET Rocks!

.NET Rocks! is a long-running podcast hosted by the dynamic duo, Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell. It holds the record for being one of the longest-running podcasts dedicated to .NET development. With a rich history dating back to 2002, .NET Rocks! has consistently delivered high-quality content for over two decades. They invite industry experts to discuss the latest developments in the .NET ecosystem and share ideas and tips for software development. The episodes are hilarious, informative, and often reveal the geeky side of technology. The show has more than 1800 episodes and you are sure to find one that will interest you.


Hanselminutes, hosted by Scott Hanselman, explores a wide range of technology topics, including .NET development. Scott is a renowned developer, writer, and speaker who has been in the technology industry for over 20 years. He interviews industry professionals, delving into their experiences, insights, and advice. This podcast provides a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and gain different perspectives. Each episode lasts about 30 minutes – just in time to listen during lunch.

By exploring these blogs and podcasts, you can supercharge your self-development as a .NET developer. If you’re seeking in-depth technical knowledge, industry trends, or practical tips, these resources offer a wealth of valuable insights to satisfy your curiosity and enhance your skills. Don’t forget to check out Oleg’s own blog for his unique perspectives and experiences.

Embrace the learning opportunities, apply the knowledge in your projects, and stay tuned for more expert content from us.

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