So what good are blogs? Well, if you're like me you're busy 24/7
and there's no way you will take the time to maintain a daily watch
on the comments of anyone in the programming industry - regardless
of how much influence they wield.
If you enjoy blogging, then by all means spend all the time you want
participating. But if your goal is to simply to draw whatever
professional/technical benefits are available from blogs, then
periodic review once a week or twice a month is adequate.
In one sense, blogs are no better than forums - with each providing
daily, real-time information.
With blogs, however, the threads are essentially directed by the
same individual. So when I try to identify a blog to follow, I'm
really looking for an individual who consistently puts forward topics of
value to me as a programmer and who can clearly articulate the issues
associated with those topics.
The one exception to the periodic use of blogs is when you're actually
caught up in a discussion on a topic of interest to you or that impacts
you in some way. In those cases you'll want to follow the thread daily/hourly
until the topic is resolved or no new information/points of view are
Here are my suggestions on blogs which consistently put forward information,
comments, critiques, or other analysis which will influence your QBasic programming
Blogs/Articles - Programming
These sites contain comments that QBasic programmers will find interesting. Some are QBasic-specific
and some are not.
I'll be adding/taking away entries here, but I don't plan to list any
more than 10 blogs. Like any other resource I describe on my site,
the goal is to describe a subset of available resources - only those
which I recommend you monitor/use regularly, rather than provide you
with a long shopping list which you have to filter on your own.
Just for Fun
Somewhere on my site I have to put a few things that are just for
- Sentient Developments (George Dvorsky)
I don't even know who George is, but I ran across his blog and really liked what I found. I especially
Fermi Paradox discussion which includes a summary of recent discoveries related to life
elsewhere in the universe.
If you have suggestions on blogs to add to this list, please let me know.