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Best .NET Blogs, Experts, and Influencers to Follow and Read in 2021

Aug 2, 20217 min read

Miłosz Kaczorowski

Co-founder at Ideamotive. Technological advisor and software consultant.

Best .NET Blogs, Experts, and Influencers to Follow and Read

The .NET ecosystem is blooming. It is considered one of the strongest engineering platforms out there due to its extensive infrastructure and proven product development history. According to the Stack Overflow 2020 survey, ASP.NET took fourth place among the most popular web frameworks.

 

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Like Java, Ruby on Rails, and other technologies, .NET boasts of an active community of experts. .NET Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization established to foster open development and teamwork around the .NET ecosystem. It unites engineers from small, midsize, and enterprise-grade companies. 60,000+ developers and 3,700+ companies contribute to the .NET. There are people who have done astounding work and have earned special recognition. And many of them have a significant online presence.

Top .NET blogs

 

To keep up with the changing .NET landscape you’ve probably come across some bloggers. Diving into all the resources out there can be a bit overwhelming. There are several “Top dot net blogs to follow” out there – but also a lot of noise.

 

We’ve searched high and low and found some of the most credible experts. Whether you are planning to learn .NET from scratch or you are already a seasoned .NET developer, this list will help you stay on the cutting edge of this framework.

 

So, who are the most influential .NET people?

Scott Hanselman  - Partner Program Manager at Microsoft

 

 

Scott Hanselman works as a developer advocate at Microsoft. His .NET blog is one of the best resources for developers. Scott has been blogging for over a decade and podcasting for about half that.

 

Connect with Scott

 

Website: https://www.hanselman.com/blog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shanselman

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scotthanselman

Github: https://github.com/shanselman

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/shanselman

 

Trending post:

 

How to allow executable .exe files to be downloaded with ASP.NET Core and UseStaticFiles middleware [read]

Andrew Lock (aka Sock) – Senior Engineer at Datadog

 

 

Andrew Lock shares his experiences, tutorials, and explanations of current developments as he journeys into ASP.NET Core. Also, Andrew has recently finished writing a book “ASP.NET Core in Action”.

 

Connect with Andrew

 

Website: https://andrewlock.net/about

Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewlocknet

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewdlock

Github: https://github.com/andrewlock

 

Trending post:

 

Fixing build warning NETSSDK1138 when building projects with end-of-life .NET frameworks [read]

Khalid Abuhakmeh – Developer advocate at JetBrains

 

 

Khalid Abuhakmeh is an experienced software developer with over a decade focusing on Microsoft .NET technologies. Khalid's blog explores .NET technology and solving issues with C# and F#. 

 

Connect with Khalid

 

Website: https://khalidabuhakmeh.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/buhakmeh

Github: https://github.com/khalidabuhakmeh

 

Trending post:

 

Fix .NET ICU Build Issues In GitHub Actions [read]

 

Troy Hunt – Australian Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Developer Security

 

 

Troy Hunt is a well-known blogger among the .NET development community. Besides blogging, he is the founder of several great tools like Have I been pwned and ASafaWeb. Troy regularly speaks at conferences around the world and runs workshops on how to build more secure software.

 

Connect with Troy

 

Website: https://www.troyhunt.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/troyhunt

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troyhunt

Github: https://github.com/troyhunt

 

Trending post:

 

OWASP Top 10 for .NET developers part 9: Insufficient Transport Layer Protection [read]

 

Michael Shpilt – Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft

 

 

Michael Shpilt writes about memory management, performance, and generally how to solve problems with the .NET framework. Michael has got a book coming out soon called “Practical Debugging for .NET Developers.”

 

Connect with Michael

 

Website: https://michaelscodingspot.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelShpilt

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-shpilt-1a144a67

Github: https://github.com/michaelscodingspot

 

Trending post:

 

Why is your ASP.NET server so slow? 10 performance problems and solutions [read]

Iris Classon – Software Developer, Cloud Architect at Konstrukt

 

Iris Classon is an appreciated speaker, writer, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and member of the Microsoft Extended Experts Team. You can catch Iris as a speaker at international conferences.

 

Connect with Iris

 

Website:  https://www.irisclasson.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/irisclasson

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/irisclasson

Github: https://github.com/irisclasson

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrsIrisD

 

Trending post:

 

Get-AzStorageAccount: Your Azure Credentials Have Not Been Set Up or Have Expired [read]

Mogens Heller Grabe – Founder of Rebus

 

 

Mogens Heller Grabe is the founder of Rebus, a free .NET “service bus” that is available on NuGet.org as a binary and on GitHub as source code. In addition to that, he brews his own beer as a hobby.

 

Connect with Mogens

 

Website:  http://mookid.dk/oncode

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mookid8000

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mookid8000

Github: https://github.com/mookid8000

 

Trending post:

 

Working with Windsor and ASP.NET MVC [read]

Jiří Činčura – Independent developer, .NET, C# and Firebird expert

 

 

Jiří Činčura is Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and Microsoft Certified Trainer. Jiří is an independent developer focusing on data and business layers, language constructs, parallelism, and databases. In his .NET blog, he shares a lot of free code, guides, tips, and tricks.

 

Connect with Jiří

 

Website:  https://www.tabsoverspaces.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cincura_net

Github: https://github.com/cincuranet

 

Trending post:

 

Controlling my Sinclair AC using .NET and C# (from Raspberry Pi) [read]

Derek Comartin – Director of Software Development

 

 

Derek Comartin is a software developer and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional with two decades of professional experience. Derek has a very active blog where he writes about CQRS, Event Sourcing, HTTP API's and Hypermedia. He also runs a YouTube channel that focuses on Software Architecture & Design, Messaging, CQRS, Event Sourcing, and HTTP APIs.

 

Connect with Derek

 

Website: https://codeopinion.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/codeopinion

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dcomartin

Github: https://github.com/dcomartin

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3RKA4vunFAfrfxiJhPEplw

 

Trending post:

 

Building a Self Descriptive HTTP API in ASP.NET Core [read]

Christian Findlay – Solutions Architect

 

 

Christian Findlay is a software developer, writer, and content specialist who joined the software industry over two decades ago. Christian focuses on .NET, Xamarin, Uno Platform, ASP.NET Core, and Azure. 

 

Connect with Christian

 

Website:  https://christianfindlay.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CFDevelop

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-findlay

Github: https://github.com/MelbourneDeveloper

 

Trending post:

 

Protected: How to Stop NullReferenceExceptions in .NET: Implementing Nullable Reference Types [read]

 

Scott Brady – Identity & Access Control Lead at Rock Solid Knowledge, Pluralsight Author, and Speaker

 

 

Scott Brady specializes in IdentityServer and all things Authentication, Identity, OAuth, and OpenID Connect. Scott creates identity solutions for customers and develops commercial IdentityServer products. He recently built a security library for .NET Core that includes the secure use of the Branca and PASETO token formats to help work around the "footgunning" that their specs can introduce.

 

Connect with Scott

 

Website:  https://www.scottbrady91.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottbrady91

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottbrady91

Github: https://github.com/scottbrady91

 

Trending post:

 

Integrating ASP.NET Identity Password Policies with Password Managers [read]

Steve Sanderson – Developer/architect at Microsoft on the http://ASP.NET Core team. Creator of Blazor

 

 

Steve Sanderson has worked on web technologies at Microsoft since 2010. Steve wrote some books for Apress, such as Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework and its various sequels.

 

Connect with Steve

 

Website:  http://blog.stevensanderson.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StevenSanderson

Github: https://github.com/SteveSandersonMS

 

Trending post:

 

Meet WebWindow, a cross-platform webview library for .NET Core [read]

Niels Swimberghe – Senior Software Engineer at MetroStar Systems

 

 

Niels Swimberghe is a software developer & technical content creator. Niels solves problems and delivers value to customers using .NET technologies for back-end systems and shares his insights in his .net blog. Also, in his YouTube channel, he discusses a variety of topics such as .NET, Web, Azure, Umbraco, and more.

 

Connect with Niels

 

Website: https://swimburger.net/blog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealSwimburger

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nielsswimberghe

Github: https://github.com/Swimburger

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYcY4DDATnpJ-aNOwI4E1Iw

 

Trending post:

 

Rethrowing your exceptions wrong in .NET could erase your stacktrace [read]

 

Phil Haack (aka Haacked) – Founder/CTO at A Serious Business, Inc.

 

 

Phil Haack is an experienced engineering leader, .NET expert, a published author of several technical books, and a regular international speaker. Phil was a part of the team creating ASP.NET MVC at Microsoft.

 

Connect with Phil

 

Website: https://haacked.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/haacked

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/haacked

Github: https://github.com/haacked

 

Trending post:

 

A Subtle Gotcha with Azure Deployment Slots and ASP.NET Core [read]

João Antunes – Software engineer

 

 

João Antunes was awarded as a Microsoft MVP in 2019. In his .NET blog, João writes about development in general, paradigms, patterns, distributed systems, and architecture. 

 

Connect with João

 

Website:  https://blog.codingmilitia.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joaofbantunes

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joaofbantunes

Github: https://github.com/joaofbantunes

 

Trending post:

 

Setting up demos in Azure - Part 2: GitHub Actions [read]

Christian Holm Diget – Independent consultant

 

 

Christian Holm Diget is Microsoft Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP. Christian specializes in web development from the widest thinkable perspective, being especially focused on the .NET platform.

 

Connect with Christian

 

Website:  http://blog.dotnetnerd.dk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dotnetnerd

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dotnetnerd

Github: https://github.com/dotnetnerd

 

Trending post:

 

Online tools and resources [read]

Jason Roberts – Pluralsight Course Author, Former 5-time Microsoft MVP, Writer, C# Developer

 

 

Jason Roberts is a former 5-time Microsoft .NET MVP, freelance developer, writer, and Pluralsight course author. He has written multiple books, including Keeping Software Soft. In his blog, Jason writes about Azure, testing, and C# fundamentals.

 

Connect with Jason

 

Website: http://dontcodetired.com/blog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertsjason

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/dontcodetired

Github: https://github.com/jason-roberts 

 

Trending post:

 

Free .NET Testing Courses This Month [read]

Dustin Moris Gorski –  Software engineer, entrepreneur, and open source contributor

 

 

Dustin Moris Gorski is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and open source contributor. Dustin writes about web development with a strong focus on .NET Core, F#, C#, security, DevOps, automation, and OSS.

 

Connect with Dustin

 

Website: https://dusted.codes

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dustinmoris

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustinmoris

Github: https://github.com/dustinmoris

 

Trending post:

 

Using .env in .NET [read]

Luke Lowrey – Full-stack developer. CTO and co-founder Endpoint IQ

 

 

Luke Lowrey spent a long time working for the medical research institute QIMR Berghofer before co-founding Endpoint IQ. Luke writes about code, technology, startups, and leadership. 

 

Connect with Luke

 

Website: https://lukelowrey.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lukencode

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-lowrey-28b14b13

Github: https://github.com/lukencode

 

Trending post:

 

14 .NET packages I always recommend [read]

Jeroen Vannevel – Senior Software Engineer at Hudl

 

 

Jeroen Vannevel has worked on everything from designing database and API schemas, through the entire back-end stack all the way to building out the web. Jeroen writes about day-to-day experiences with .NET, Azure, and general software engineering.

 

Website: https://vannevel.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VannevelJeroen

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vannevelj

Github: https://github.com/Vannevelj

 

Trending post:

 

Byte-sized Thoughts: Expertise [read]

Final words

 

Every day, the world of programming has something new to offer. With these blogs, you can keep up with the latest trends and find tips for overcoming your challenges. These people are .NET rockstars and have a strong presence in the developer community.

 

What is your favorite .NET blog? We’d be happy to expand our list! And if you are looking for .NET developers, book a free consultation with our experts today.

Miłosz Kaczorowski

Co-Founder of Ideamotive. Highly skilled in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and Linux System Administration. Experienced in implementing effective web apps.

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