5 Blogs ASP.NET MVC Developers Should Be Following


I’m a huge fan of ASP.NET MVC (I’ve blogged about it several times) and, like many of you, I’ve been looking around for some good real-world tips on performing different tasks in ASP.NET MVC. There are several major bloggers that have been dropping some good ASP.NET MVC info over the past few months, but unless you are under a rock, you have already heard about Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman, Rob Conery, and Phil Haack. You are probably following them, even if you aren’t doing ASP.NET MVC work. But I wanted to put together a list of the slightly less well known blogs which are great sources of ASP.NET MVC information, and most of them are currently almost exclusively focused on it.

Simone Chiaretta’s CodeClimber – A good friend, and a better blogger. Simone is an ASP.NET MVP and is co-writing the book “Beginning ASP.NET MVC 1.0” by Wrox. Simone blogs about all sorts of different ASP.NET MVC topics, and will certainly bring tons more content once he finishes his book. He is also an active developer on the Subtext project.

Stephen Walther – Stephen is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft where he creates much of the tutorial content on the www.asp.net/mvc website. Somehow he also finds time to put up tons of helpful posts on his personal blog. He is also authoring the book “ASP.NET MVC Framework Unleashed” by Sams.

Kazi Manzur RashidLink removed, blog is dead. Kazi is surprisingly the only person on this list who isn’t writing a book! He is also an ASP.NET MVP and his claim to fame is dotnetshoutout.com (which is a great site) and the open source Kigg project. He writes tons of posts on ASP.NET MVC, and has recently been on quite a run with many lengthy and in-depth articles.

Maarten Balliauw – Maarten is authoring the book ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly by Packt. I’m not sure how Maarten has time to write the book and his blog, because he has been pumping out quite a few awesome ASP.NET MVC posts recently.

Steve Sanderson – Steve is the author of Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework by Apress and like these other guys, still finds time to write some good informative posts on his blog. He is also the author of the xVal validation framework which aims to help developers more easily tie domain validations to the front-end web application.

Luis AbreauLink removed, blog is dead. This one is a bonus, and was added because of Marwan’s comment below. I went and checked it out, and there are many great little ASP.NET MVC tidbits on this guys blog. Too bad there isn’t much information about him at all. It looks like he might be a current or former MVP, I don’t know. He has a linked in profile, but not too much info there other than the fact that he is in Portugal. So lots of good ASP.NET MVC information, but other than that, I don’t know what to tell you about the guy!

If you are out there and looking for some excellent ASP.NET MVC expertise, you may want to start following these guys blogs. They are producing great real-world ASP.NET MVC info on almost a daily basis. Hope this helps!

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Comments (13)

  1. Justin – these guys are all great. Thanks for giving them some more exposure.

    @Marwan – Thanks for suggesting the additional link. I had not seen that one before, but looks like some good stuff.

  2. Nice list, though Maarten Balliauw ‘s blog just serves ASP.NET error pages to me 🙁

    I’m in the process of writing my blog in ASP.NET MVC (currently Blogger, but soon to by MVC!) so it’s nice to have some more great sources of info!

  3. Thanks for putting me on this list!

    @Danny – Error pages are fixed. My server seems to do some voodoo magic now and then, restoring a duplicate file causing this error. Looking for a fix to that though.

  4. Thanks for the list. I suppose this is sure to happen given the age of this article, but five of the six links are no longer valid. Maybe this is a tribute to the longevity of Maarten Balliauw’s blog.

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