A common question that I receive is regarding how I keep myself updated with latest information about technology and what is going on at present. I read lots of blogs and books. I am usually traveling 4 days in my any regular work week. I read physical books at the time. I prefer to read the books in hard copy and not on the computer screen. If you ever spot me reading books, quite often you can see me with a fiction book rather than a SQL Book.
Ok… So the question is what do I read to keep myself updated with latest knowledge? Well, the answer is very simple; I read the daily post by Alvin Ashcraft. Everyday, he makes a list of the best of the best posts of different technologies and lists them category-wise in a single post. You might have came across many technology bloggers like him earlier but just like any other regular blogs, many have either stopped blogging and some stop updating their blogs at all. Well Alvin has been blogging for long time and has been consistently updating on different technologies. The quality of the links Alvin has been including is just getting better day by day.
I must admit that I have been addicted to his blog from long time. Every evening (Indian time), I wait for his blog to be updated; this way, I can read what has happened in the previous day. Alvin is from Philadelphia – also a husband, dad, atheist and geek – and has about 14 years of experience with software development.
Read Alvin Ashcraft’s Morning Dew. No matter when you are reading this post, I am sure that visiting his blog will bring up the latest news updates from technology.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)