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8/25/2006

I Code Therefore I Learn

Microsoft has a lot of resources available to developers:

MSDN
Virtual Labs
Shows & Webcasts
Channel 9
10
Microsoft bloggers
Microsoft Chats
MSDN Magazine
Newsgroups
Microsoft Forums
Microsoft TechNet

And for third-party sample code and articles:

Codezone – Microsoft’s list of 3rd party sites, some of the links below will be found on Codezone

.netWire
4 Guys From Rolla.com
abstractvb.com
A1 VBCode
ASPAdvice
asp alliance
ASPWire
Code 101.com
Code Guru
Code Hound
Code Projectc
C# Corner
CSharpFriends.com
C# Help
C# Station
Code Comments
CodeSource.net
DevASP .Net
Dev Articles
DevAuthority.com
developer.com
Developer Land .NET
Developer Fusion
developers.net
Developers dex
DevX.com
DotNetBips
C# .Net Fun
DotNetJohn
dotnetjunkies
dotnet.za.net
dotnetslackers.com
Dotnet Spider
DNzone
eggheadcafe.com
Know dot net
Mycplus
sitepoint
vb accelerator
vb City.com
Visual Basic Explorer
velocityreviews

News Sites:

C# Online.NET - wiki
DotNetKicks.com – Digg for .NET
.NET Rocks! - .NET podcasts
TheServerSide.NET
wwwcoder
dotnetcat.com - wiki

Magazines:

Access/VB/SQL Advisor
Application Development Trends
CoDe Magazine
Dr. Dobbs Journal
NET Developer's Journal
SOA Web Services Journal
SQL Server Magazine
TechNet Magazine
Visual Studio Magazine
WindowsITPro

Information about .NET products, components, and tools:

LarkWare News – Mike Gunderloy is a very nice guy so when you find out about new tools...let him know
madgeek SharpToolbox
Dev Direct
Programmers Heaven
DevArchive.Com
World of .NET
Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows

And you know this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of other sites for SQL Server, Excel, Biztalk, non-English sites, etc...that aren’t listed; as well as a very large pool of non-Microsoft bloggers. Someone said to me the other day that ASP.NET didn’t have as many online resources as PHP. Well, I don’t know if this is true but I am pretty sure that if it is true...it really doesn’t matter. There is too much and then there is too much. There is plenty of information for both technology choices, so that the decision between one or the other should be based on business needs and developer experience.

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