I still subscribe to a number of Windows blogs and I thought it might be cool to get some decent technical blogs on the Apple side of the fence. I don’t plan on writing any apps immediately with Cocoa or Objective C but IMO one of the best ways to really get under the hood of something and learn how it works is to read what the developers are saying! I know Apple employees don’t blog ‘officially’ like a lot of Microsoft people do. But I am sure there are many decent Apple developer blogs out there (or non developer, but still technical).
If you are vehemently against Microsoft and Windows, please stop reading here and just leave me your favourite technical Apple blog in the comments below :) Otherwise, read on and lets swap.
- Raymond Chen – The Old New Thing
Raymond has to be my all time favourite blogger, he posts twice a day without fail and as a general rule one will be (sometimes intensely) technical and one will be light hearted. His technical posts will often focus on the history of Windows which love or hate, can be really interesting and and it certainly couldn’t be called a marketing blog. Just a great read, especially if you have used Windows in the past.
- Jensen Harris – An Office User Interface Blog
Jensen has only started blogging fairly recently (September 2005) but it is a very high quality blog. It is entirely focused on the user interface of the new Office 12 or Office 2007 or whatever it is called. His best posts are about the history of why Office 12 is going to look like it is so I would recommend the history category of his blog.
- Don Box – Spoutlet
Don Box is a legend, mainly for his work with COM (“COM is Love” :) before joining Microsoft, he was also one of the original designers of SOAP and he now works on the Indigo (WCF) team at Microsoft.
- Robert Scoble – Scobleizer
Probably needs no introduction given the amount of controversy around him sometimes, definitely not a technical blog and he has up days and down days (But doesn’t everyone?) but it’s still the first blog I go to when I open my feed reader as a nice general introduction to the tech world for the day. Focused generally around Microsoft (and it’s competitors) in general and on his ‘day job’ at Channel 9.
So, who would the Apple equivalents of these be? I need some decent Apple technical blogs.
P.S. You can accuse me of being a stealth marketer working for Microsoft again now :)