NOTE: This post was originally published in March 2014, but has since been revised with updated profiles as well as new names suggested by the .NET community. Do you know of other experts who should be included in this list? Please send suggestions to @NewRelic on Twitter, using hashtag #dotnetexperts.
Want to know what the best .NET developers in the world are up to? Want to get their take on how to write better code and develop better products? You’re in luck, because many of them have a significant presence online.
To get started, in alphabetical order, here are 20 of our favorite .NET developers to follow:
1. Scott Allen
2. Iris Classon
Cloud Architect at Konstrukt, Microsoft MVP, member of the Microsoft Extended Experts Team (MEET), writer, speaker.
Stack Overflow: stackoverflow.com/users/984153/iris-classon
3. David Ebbo
Microsoft dev manager on Windows Azure Functions, focused on Project Kudu (the OSS git engine).
Stack Overflow: stackoverflow.com/users/111888/david-ebbo
4. Damian Edwards
ASP.NET program manager at Microsoft, creator of SignalR, and Web Forms MVP.
Stack Overflow: stackoverflow.com/users/405892/damian-edwards
5. David Fowler
6. Jon Galloway
Senior technical evangelist at Microsoft, specializing in ASP.NET MVC. Executive director of the .NET Foundation, co-author of The ASP.NET 2.0 Anthology, and contributor to the Herding Code podcast.
7. Damien Guard
8. Scott Guthrie
Cloud and enterprise executive vice president at Microsoft. Runs or has run development teams building ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, CLR, IIS, Media Server, and the Visual Studio Tools for web development and Windows Phone 7. With Mark Anders, creator of ASP.NET.
9. Phil Haack
10. Corey Haines
“The software journeyman.” Co-founder and CTO of Hearken. Speaker, teacher, cofounder of Code Retreat, developer on MercuryApp and Slottd.
11. Scott Hanselman
Programmer, writer, teacher, speaker. Co-author of Professional ASP.NET 2.0. Host of the Hanselminutes podcast.
Stack Overflow: stackoverflow.com/users/6380/scott-hanselman
12. Anders Hejlsberg
Microsoft Technical Fellow. Lead architect of C# and core developer on TypeScript. Original author of Turbo Pascal, chief architect of Delphi. Co-author of The C# Programming Language.
13. Scott Koon
Senior application developer with Russell Investment Group. Co-host of Herding Code podcast. Contributor to Witty, a WPF .NET Twitter client.
14. Eric Lawrence
Software engineer at Google. Created Fiddler and SlickRun. Formerly a principal software engineer at Telerik and program manager on the Internet Explorer development team at Microsoft.
Stack Overflow: stackoverflow.com/users/126229/ericlaw
15. Drew Marsh
16. Chad Myers
Director of development at Dovetail Software. Speaker at the Austin .NET Users’ Group and the ADNUG Code Camp.
17. John Papa
Google developer expert and Microsoft regional director specializing in Web technologies. Host of Silverlight TV. Former technical evangelist at Microsoft on the Silverlight and Windows 8 teams. Speaker, writer.
Stack Overflow: stackoverflow.com/users/13375/john-papa
18. Jon Skeet
Software engineer at Google in London. Usually a Microsoft C# MVP. Author of C# in Depth.
Stack Overflow: stackoverflow.com/users/22656/jon-skeet
19. Mike Stall
20. Rick Strahl
President of West Wind Technologies. Writer, speaker, co-publisher of CODE Magazine, C# MVP.
Stack Overflow: stackoverflow.com/users/11197/rick-strahl
More folks to follow
Since we published our initial list, we’ve gotten suggestions from members of the .NET community about additional great .NET experts out there who should be included. We’re adding them here in alphabetical order, and we will update this list as needed going forward. Thanks for the feedback!
Michele Leroux Bustamante
Co-founder and CIO of Solliance, Microsoft Regional Director and Azure MVP, author, and keynote speaker.
Web developer, Microsoft MVP, contributor to popular .NET open source projects such as scriptcs, Nancy, and Serilog.
Stack Overflow: stackoverflow.com/users/682105/khellang
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