UK .NET Bloggers


A list of .NET-related blogs written by UK authors. You can download this list in OPML format for use in your favourite RSS aggregator.

Comments (56)

  1. Paschal says:

    Well Tim Ireland is not so far if you want to include my blog 😉

  2. Ooh…I’m in a list…

  3. Neil Cowburn says:

    I’m a .NET Compact Framework MVP and technologist at Content Master Ltd.

  4. Tim Sneath says:

    Paschal, France isn’t too far away either, but I’m afraid this is staying UK-only – sorry!

    Neil, thanks for your entry – thought there must be someone at CM who blogged. Added and subscribed!

  5. From a brief scan of my list, I’d also include:

    Mehran Nikoo – SOA, OO and Enterprise Architecture

    http://mehranikoo.net/mysite/

    Jamie Cansdale – Inventor of the NUnitAddin, Test Driven Development etc

    http://weblogs.asp.net/nunitaddin/

  6. Tim Sneath says:

    Thanks Benjamin: I knew you’d come up with one or two that I’d missed 🙂

  7. Derek Lakin says:

    I have been known to blog about .NET, though it seems to be more questions that answers 😉

  8. Tim Sneath says:

    Thanks Derek – you’re in!

  9. My blog’s not exclusively .NET, but it’s going in that direction. Also, I think Adam Field (http://blogs.geekdojo.net/adam) is UK-based as well…

  10. Tim Sneath says:

    Yup – added you both. Thanks!

  11. Tim Sneath says:

    Great stuff. Thanks Dominic – I was already subscribed to you but for some reason I missed you…

  12. Does the Isle of Wight classify? 😉

  13. Adam says:

    I am indeed UK based (Sunny Eastbourne) and I’m also a technologist for Content Master.

    Could I have Exchange and Systems Management added to my blog content description please?

    Thanks

  14. Using the ‘Power of Feedster’ I worked out how to expose the OPML file hosted on your site and turn it into an RSS feed.

    The RSS feed for UK .NET bloggers is: http://www.feedster.com/search.php?&q={DATE>=2004}&sort=date&ie=UTF-8&limit=30&inopml=http://www.sneath.org/tim/ukbloggers.opml&type=rss

  15. James Clarke says:

    I run a .NET development team in the UK Film / Video Post Production space. Also working with the Compact Framework on Smartphones.

  16. Tim Sneath says:

    Thanks all – think I’ve updated everyone who’s mentioned their blog above. Great idea for Feedster, Benjamin!

  17. Tim Sneath says:

    Just to let everybody know, this list has proved so popular that we’re going to host a copy on the Microsoft UK website in the developer community area. If anyone has a violent objection to their blog being publicised in this way, drop me a private note and we’ll take you off the lists.

  18. Tim Sneath says:

    This page has proved so popular that we’ve created a version of it on the Microsoft UK MSDN website. Hopefully this will result in improved traffic and interest in your blogs. We’ll continue to keep both lists updated – add a comment here if you’d like your blog included and we’ll take care of the rest.

    "Official" version here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/community/weblog.asp

  19. Jon Fancey says:

    Tim,

    Was wondering if there’s still time to add me to your list(s)? I’ve recently started blogging on .net after having my first MSDN magazine article published in April’s issue.

    regards,

    Jon.

    email:

    jonfancey@hotmail.com or webmaster@jonfancey.com

  20. Tim Sneath says:

    Thanks Jon. Good article by the way – hope to see a follow-up or two on this subject on your blog. EIF is a particularly rich seam for further exploration, I’d have thought, along with some of the PAG guides in the area.

  21. Tim Sneath says:

    A few more entries added over the last couple of weeks: pull down a new copy of the OPML file if you want to update your aggregator.

  22. Matt Swift says:

    Hi, thanks so much for including me. Great to see you all here, I’m a .Netter in the UK, massively interested in the future of development, and where we’re all headed. Hope to speak to some of you soon 😉

  23. I’ve got a relatively new blog about .net and am based up here in sunny Scotland. I’d appreciate a link too!

  24. Tim Sneath says:

    Welcome on board!

  25. Rajiv says:

    Tks, Tim, This helped , I am making a forum, Perhaps, I will write to each one of them

  26. Simon says:

    I also blog on .net and c# topics, but it’s not exclusively about them.

  27. Hi Tim,

    I only started blogging yesterday, but my main topics will include the compact framework and Content Management Server. I don’t have any violent objections to you including me 🙂

  28. Dave Clarke says:

    Hi Tim,

    I blog on web development, .Net, usability, web accessibility etc. If this appeals (!), do please add me to the list 😉

  29. Tim Sneath says:

    That makes a total of 62 so far! Thanks guys.

  30. Gareth says:

    I’m not a huge contribution but I’m here!

  31. Wim says:

    Surely Wales counts as well!? 😉

    Cheers,

    Wim

  32. I’m going to sulk until I get listed 🙂

  33. Matt says:

    Add another one to the list please.

  34. Less-than-prolific but there, nonetheless…

  35. Joel Jeffery says:

    Tim!

    Met you briefly at the MS bash at the House of Blues (PCD03) – introduced by Sean McB. I’m off to TechEd Europe this year and I’ll be blogging it. I’d love to be added to your UK .NET Bloggers list. RSS: http://joelblogs.co.uk/Portals/1/host_Blog_ID_1.xml

    Particularly looking forward to the DAT track.

    Thanks in advance,

    Joel

    (Capgemini UK)

  36. Also not that prolific, but based in London, so why not? Please?

  37. If you’re still updating the list…

  38. Peter Cook says:

    Stuff on Winforms, .NET books, .NET in general and SQL Server based in Hull/Grimsby

  39. Tim Sneath says:

    Thanks to all. I’ve now been through all the additional blogs that have been suggested to me either here or privately via email, and added those that seem appropriate. Up until now, I’ve not set out any formal criteria for inclusion in this list, but in order to keep it fairly vibrant and promote those who are actively blogging on regular topics, I thought I’d share the informal guidelines I’ve been using to determine inclusion:

    – Must be based in Great Britain or Northern Ireland (i.e. it’s your location rather than your nationality that I’m interested in)

    – Must be blogging at least in part (say 40% or more) on topics related to Microsoft development or architecture

    – Must have posted five or more entries thus far (trying to avoid filling the list with "flash in the pan" blogs)

    – Must be actively maintaining the blog (i.e. if you’ve not posted for months, I’m going to presume your blog isn’t active to all intents and purposes).

    Hope those guidelines are OK – I’m trying very hard to use sensible discretion on this, and I don’t want to start a flamewar on the subject of censorship or Microsoft heavy-handedness! If you’d like to choose or modify your byline on the list, then drop me a line, otherwise I’ll try and capture the essence of your site in six words or fewer myself!

    Does that seem reasonable to everyone?

    Tim

  40. Owen Cutajar says:

    Here I come .. jumping on the bandwagon …

  41. Can you add us as well?

    We work for Capgemini in the UK and the blog site was started as a way to report back from TechEd Europe. I am not there but I am blogging.

    Thanks Tim – Great resource,

    Ciaran

  42. Tim,

    Two new blogs I ‘discovered’ at TechEd Amsterdam:

    Peter Foot – .NET Compact Framework MVP

    http://blog.opennetcf.org/pfoot/

    Johny Hall – Extreme Programming

    http://www.recipher.co.uk/Weblog/

  43. Sam Meldrum says:

    No idea if I have enough "original" .net content on my blog, but I’m interested in the .net community in the UK.

    http://www.fairview3.clara.co.uk/

  44. Simon says:

    Hi Tim

    Can you please add my blog

    Cheers

  45. aaron says:

    can you please add mine as well.

    thanks

    Aaron

    http://www.thelastpickle.com

  46. My blog, link got broke. It now has an underscore character not a space. So is peter_Marshall

    http://dotnetjunkies.com/weblog/peter_marshall/

  47. It's six months since I started to compile a list of .NET developers in the UK who blog. As a microcosm