Note: This blog post is from 2007. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.If you had to guess how many people have blogged about CFEclipse, what would you guess? During my process of evaluating the current state of CFE resources (see my other recent entries in the CFEclipse category), I started to take note of those blogs that have CFE categories/tags.
I've found more than 70 of them and I want to point them out for you (those that had at least one useful entry). More than just list them, I also have provided an OPML file and even a CFE-specific aggregator for those who don't use one on their own.
Now, I've decided to split this entry into 2 parts. First, I list below those 51 who offer a specific CFEclipse category or tag (as well as offer the info to help you with aggregating them together).
In part 2, I'll list those who do not (at the time of this writing) offer a CFE-specific category or tag. Their content is indeed still valuable, just a little harder to stay on top of (and I'd love to see them added to this list if they would add a CFE category and assign it to all their past entries).
About the listingThe list is sorted in approximately descending order by number of entries (as of today). Note that it's possible a blogger may have a great tip but failed to mark under a CFEclipse category. They may also have listed CFE tips under an eclipse category, but I didn't think to consider that until later in my research, so while I have a couple of those below, I haven't gone back to consider that for those I did not list here.
While many of the entries are just news (like announcing a new release, etc.), some are useful tips from a wide range of developers. There are also the expected arguments for and against CFE (though those against tend to be older entries).
As I said before, this is all part of some work I'm doing to help developers get the most out of CFE, which I'll announce in the future. In the meantime, please enjoy the entries found here.
The list of CFEclipse category feeds
- (180) Mark Drew, of course(RSS for category)
- (63) Sean Corfield (RSS for category)
- (53) Andy Jarret (RSS for category)
- (32) Rob Rohan (RSS for category
- (32) Nathan Strutz (No RSS for category)
- (25) Spike Milligan (archived courtesy the web.archive.org) (No RSS for category)
- (24) Ryan Stewart (no RSS for category)
- (23) Simeon Bateman (RSS for category)
- (20) Ray Camden (RSS for category)
- (12) Matt Woodward (RSS from category)
- (11) Brian Rinaldi (RSS for category)
- (11) Ben Forta (RSS for category)
- (8) Rob Brooks-Bilson (RSS for category)
- (8) Luis Majano (RSS for category)
- (7) Pete Freitag (No RSS for category)
- (7) Dan Vega (no RSS for category)
- (6) Brian Kotek (RSS for category)
- (6) Charlie Arehart (RSS from category)
- (6) Aaron West (RSS for category)
- (6) Adam Crump (RSS for category)
- (5) Dan Lancelot (RSS for category)
- (5) Tom Chiverton (RSS for category
- (5) Trond Ulseth (RSS for category)
- (5) Andy Allan (RSS for category)
- (5) Steve "Cutter" Blades (RSS for category)
- (4) Russell Brown (RSS for category)
- (4) Scott Stroz (RSS for category)
- (4) Rob Gonda (RSS for category)
- (4) Phil Duba (RSS for category)
- (4) Mike Rankin (No RSS for category)
- (4) Kevin Roche (RSS for category)
- (4) Jared Rypka-Hauer (RSS for category)
- (3) Todd Sharp (RSS for category)
- (3) Michael Traher (RSS for category)
- (3) Andy Powell (RSS for category)
- (3) Russ Johnson (RSS for category)
- (3) Tony Petruzzi (No RSS for category)
- (3) Jeff Fleitz (RSS for category)
- (3) Teratech (RSS for category)
- (3) Jeff Coughlin (RSS from category)
- (2) Mike Kelp (RSS for category)
- (2) Joe Danziger (RSS for category)
- (2) Peter Bell (RSS for category)
- (2) Sam Farmer (RSS for category)
- (1) Rey Bango (RSS for category)
- (1) Dean Harmon (RSS for category)
- (1) Aaron Lynch (RSS for category)
- (1) Mike Nimer (RSS for category)
- (1) Kevin McCabe (RSS for category)
- (1) Gareth Edwards (No RSS for category)
- (1) John Ramon (No RSS for category)
I did quite a bit of work to gather them up, but I'm sure I could have left out some great contributors. Please do add any you'd like as comments here. Again, in part 2, I list those bloggers with CFE content but no CFE-specific tag or category.
Are you or a favorite not on the list?Again, if you expect to be on this list and are not (or think someone should be), first let me ask you: does the blog have a CFEclipse-specific category (or an Eclipse category, on a blog devoted otherwise substantially to CF)? If so, I'm happy to add it. Just drop me a comment below.
And yes, I do hope that Mark will add this info to his wiki, but I have started the process by placing it here because I wanted to start the ranking by number of entries, something that won't be possible to reasonably keep updated in the wiki (but it's the sort of info not expected to be kept updated in a blog entry).
Tracking new entries: an aggregator and an OPML file
While you can just go browsing the bloggers, I've also done a few things to make it even easier for you to keep up on new entries from all these bloggers at once, whether you use aggregators or not.
First, I provide the URL for each blogger's RSS feed for their CFE category, if they have one, so you can add any of interest to any feed aggregator you have.
Further, I've provided here an OPML file listing all the RSS URLs (again, just for the CFE-specific categories). You can use that to import all the URLs into a favorite aggregator.
If you don't have an aggregator, here is a web-based aggregator of just these CFE-based feeds:
Finally, if your aggregator doesn't accept an OPML file, you can use the RSS feed from the aggregator I created:
Hope the above is helpful to all interested in CFE. Look for part 2 (bloggers with CFE entries but no CFE category/tag) in a moment.
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