Sources of Knowledge

Thought I'd share with everyone all my sources of knowledge. I sift through these daily on my iPhone. I try to cover the "competitive requirements" in my web design entry.

My sources of knowledge are from:



RSS Feeds

My primary source of news. I check these out on my iPhone via Newstand. I try to be well-rounded, capturing the technologies I use the most ColdFusion, SQL Server, JavaScript, and common practices in QA, web dev and design. The list keeps groing. If you want to import my entire list, get my OPML file from Google Reader.

Quality Assurance

 

Podcasts

I listen to these either on the train to work or while I drive. Hence I always love traveling anywhere since I have the opportunity to listen to podcasts. If you want these, just search for these on iTunes on their websites.



Software Development


Joel Spolksy and Jeff Atwood discuss common software engineering topics in their Stack Overflow podcast. A lot of Microsoft technologies are discussed, since they both have a strong MS background, and StackOverflow is made using an MS stack. Nonetheless, they discuss important and hot topics in the Open Source world as well, like CouchDB, Mono, etc. This is one my favorite podcasts.
Listen to ColdFusion's latest news and learn important techniques and practices from other developers.
Another one of my favorite podcasts. Randal Schwartz and Leo Laporte discuss open source and free software and engineering. Previous guests have been Linus Torvalds, John Resig, Guido Von Rossum, and Rasmus Lerdorf, amonst other popular in the open source community.
Discussions about Microsoft technologies and software development.
Listen to ColdFusion's latest news and learn important techniques and practices from other developers.
Listen to what's going on in the JavaScript and jQuery world. Learn best practices and techniques.
Listen to ColdFusion's latest news and learn important techniques and practices from other developers.
General software development practices.
General software development practices.
Listen to what's going on in the JavaScript and jQuery world. Learn best practices and techniques.


Web Design / Usability

Learn what's happening in the world of web design. Also covers usability and marketing.
Learn what's happening in the world of web design.
So you think Jacob Nielsen is the God of Usability? Think again. Jared Spool is more vocal about all UI aspects and drives a lot of points home. I highly recommend this podcast if you do web design or software development.


General Technology

Learn what's going on in general technology. People call in the show with their tech issues but I find I learn about common computer problems.
Covers the hottest stories from Digg. Also, learn what's going on in general technology. Great, fun show.
Learn what's going on in general technology. Hear the biggest cynic, John Dvorak, talk about tech. Fun show.
Learn what's going on in Google.
Covers security aspects from the latest hacks to avoid getting hacked.
Know what's going with Microsoft.

 

Twitter

Here's the people that I follow on Twitter. Select the Twitter List that most interests you and then follow them via your own Twitter account.

@shinylightdev /

 

Books

Here's my list of books that I manage from Shelfari (social network for book readers). Most of the books I've read and all of the books I've read in the future are from well known in the developer world and highly recommended.

Books I Own and Read

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog

 

Books I'll Read in the Future

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog