I've been blogging every day for a week now, and have consequently found out a few things.
- Writing an article is hard. Even if you know the subject matter, translating it into an explanation that everyone can understand takes ages.
- It takes a lot longer than I thought to write a post. I thought writing a post might take an hour. Its more like three.
- CSS is annoying. Being a perfectionist, setting up the CSS for the blog took at least half of my time. (even though I know it looks like I've done nothing)
Also blogging seems to be more as much about reading as it is about writing. Each post forced me to read a ton of other articles and documentation to check that my information was correct.
A Geek With A Hat (Swizec Teller) is a great blog by a programmer from Slovakia. His articles are generally mix of technical and non-technical. He's challenged himself to understand one academic paper every week for 52 weeks. You can read more about the challenge here.
The Knicker API's creator Jeremy Brooks writes a blog here. His work on a Flickr API is also worth a look at.
Java SE 8 released on March 19. This fact was absolutely unbeknown to me until I read this delightful article about the new features it incorporates. (I also was reading about Project Jigsaw and Java SE 9)
Mkyong is an old popular programmers blog for and by programmers. Learned a lot from there for my article about Maven. But he is a great resource about a lot of things.
I also read this brilliant article describing the flaws in the Java Method of programming. Its length is worth it. :-)
Also for my work on a Song in Pictures I was inspired by Luke Beard's project, A Lyric A Day.