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Top 10 .NET Twitterers

04.28.2009
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Or is that Tweeters? Twitter has become a fantastic tool for me to keep up with what's going around in the developer communities. It all comes down to following the right people. Here I'd like to share my list of the top 10 .NET Twitterers with you.

 

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The List

10) Jeff Atwood @codinghorror

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From 2005 to 2008, Jeff worked for Vertigo Software in Point Richmond, California. He is currently working full time on his blog while building stackoverflow.com with Joel Spolsky.

 

9) Jeff Blankenburg @jblankenburg

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Jeff is an ultra-passionate web developer who works for Microsoft. As a Developer Evangelist, he has the unique responsibility to consult and advise software developers about the new tools, technologies, and practices available to them. Through many speaking engagements and an active, technically-focused blog, Jeff has established himself as a valuable resource to .NET developers.

8) Ted Neward @tedneward

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Ted is an independent consultant specializing in high-scale enterprise systems. He is an authority in Java and .NET technologies, particularly in the areas of Java/.NET integration. He is the author or co-author of several books, including C# In a Nutshell, and a contributor to several technology journals. Ted is also a Microsoft MVP Architect, BEA Technical Director, INETA speaker, PluralSight instructor, and frequent conference speaker.

7) Elijah Manor @elijahmanor

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Elijah tweets fantastic links to ASP.NET and JavaScript resources throughout the day. He works for Compuware as a consultant developing Web Applications using Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5, MVC, AJAX, jQuery and Silverlight.

6) Derik Whittaker @DerikWhittaker

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Derik founded and maintains DimeCasts.NET, a collection of 10-minute .NET screencasts. He is also a Microsoft MVP in C# and an ASPInsider.

 

5) Jeremy D. Miller @jeremydmiller

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Jeremy is one of the bloggers on CodeBetter.com and a proponent of the ALT.NET movement. He also created the open source dependency injection / inversion of control tool, StructureMap.

 

4) Rob Conery @robconery

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Rob now works at Microsoft. He is the Creator of SubSonic, an ORM tool for .NET, and was the Chief Architect of the Commerce Starter Kit (a free, Open Source eCommerce platform for .NET).

3) Jesse Liberty @JesseLiberty

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As "Silverlight Geek" and "Developer Community Liaison" Jesse showcases the latest and greatest Silverlight stuff. He works for Microsoft, has authored four .NET titles for O’Reilly, and lives in the Boston area.

2) Phil Haack @haacked

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Phil is the ASP.NET MVC poster boy. He is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft on the ASP.NET team. He also leads the Subtext Project, an open source blog engine on the ASP.NET platform and has made small contributions to other projects such as RSS Bandit, Subsonic and MbUnit.

1) Scott Hanselman @shanselman

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Scott works for Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager, aiming to spread good information about developing software, usually on the Microsoft stack. Previously he was the Chief Architect at Corillian Corporation. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and a passionate all-around geek.

 

Summary

So that's my list. I know there are a lot of other great guys/gals who didn’t make this list. Let’s see your Top 10 in the comments!

 

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