Friends of the Reactionary

Here’s a list of some of our favourite content creators on the internet!

Podcasts

Coding Blocks Podcast

This as well as the podcast below are one of the few that I am waiting to have the next episode released each month and listen to them all the way through and enjoy every minute. The guys talk about any number of topics from deep tech talks, to be best practice, soft skills and meandering off into video games some times. What’s really great about the show is it feels like you’re having a conversation (albeit one way) with a bunch of programming buddies it’s not serious that it will put you to sleep but it’s not so joval that you’ll walk away from it having not learned anything. The other thing they do is they have a slack community which is really well populated with some great people as well as all the hosts of this show and everyone is happy to have a chat and help you out any time of day or night because there are people from all over the world on there. Go listen to the podcast and check out the slack on their website now!

Here’s what coding block have to say about themselves:

We are a few guys who’ve been professional programmers for years.  As avid listeners of podcasts and consumers of many things code-related, we were frustrated by the lack of quality programming (pun) available in listenable formats.  Given our years of experience and real-world problem solving skills, we thought it might be worth getting into this world of podcasting and “giving back” a shot.

Cynical Developer Podcast

Zac featured in an episode of this excellent show where the latest, greatest and sometime hard to master technologies are laid out to you by experts in plain English. James, the host of Cynical Developer has this to say about his podcast.

The Cynical Developer Podcast aims to help you to understand why you should be using the latest and greatest in development technologies. Covering Desktop, web and mobile development, mainly around the .Net Stack but often looking into other software and frameworks.

Blogs

codeshare

Paul Seal at code share makes an excellent blog about all sort of topics related to development ranging from soft skills to more techie stuff. A really excellent read in my opinion.

A .NET Web Developer from Derby (UK) who specialises in building Content Management System (CMS) websites using MVC with Umbraco as a framework. Paul is passionate about web development and programming as a whole. Apart from when he’s with his wife and son, if he’s not writing code, he’s thinking about it or listening to a podcast about it.

A Journey In .Net Core

This guy, Jamie, is as funny as he is talented and boy does he know his stuff about .NET Core. Jamie and I did a cross over post where I wrote on his blog and he wrote on mine which was super fun! The purpose of Jamie’s blog has been put simply by him as:

This blog will chronicle my journey in learning .NET Core.

Luke Warren Dev

This guy Luke Warren writes some excellent posts which mostly centre around .NET/C# sort of things. Most of his posts are deeply technical and you can tell he has a really deep understanding of what he’s talking about. Not the sort of guy you would want to go head-to-head with at the local C# pub quiz! He also does screen casts which he keeps pretty casual, which really helps you to grasp what he’s talking about and follow along. His tagline reflects this laid back atmosphere that he promotes:

Software Development Tips and Stories When I feel Like It

Tools

Pomodoro Works

Simple, clean and non nonsense pomodoro timer made by my friend Sean Martz. Why get distracted doing silly things like setting which project you’re going to be working on when you could just get to work!