- The Old New Thing – authored by Raymond Chen, a senior programmer in Microsoft who worked primarily on Windows. I owned a copy of a book with the same title!
- Scott Hanselman – a programmer focused on .NET technology stack. A guru who I learned a lot from, especially the productivity aspects from his presentation, “It’s not what you read, it’s what you ignore”. (A shorter version of the same theme – “Scaling Yourself”)
- Kevlin Henney – he tweets a lot, and has lots of keynotes on YouTube. I generally enjoy his perspective in tackling programming in terms of architecture and style. #KevlinHenney screen is also popular in his Twitter account featuring computer screen showing fail/error messages. (I had tweeted one of those before.)