If you spend some time finding people from your working area to follow on Twitter you will probably spend many days doing this. But are they all worthy of following?
Narrowing down your options is key to keep your references really optimized. Here I will show you some of my favorite people and profiles to follow. Maybe it could help you with your searching!
Comments and impressions of each person/profile are my own. I could be wrong in some of them, so you can feel free the correct me at the comments!
Adam Bien – @AdamBien
If you are very interested in Java EE and Java in general you probably already heard about this guy. For those who don’t know him, he is maybe for Java what Eddie Van Halen is for guitar.
Beyond his Twitter account you will get a lot (tons) of resources from his blog and from his books. Google it!
Bruno Souza – @brjavaman
The “Brazilian Javaman”, Bruno had helped to organize dozens (maybe hundreds) of JUG’s around the world since the first days of Java. His passion and knowledge about Java world are inspiring.
Java – @java
Not a person itself (though it is managed by Yolande Poirier), this is the official Java account at Twitter. The coolest part of this profile is all the awesome articles shared on daily basis.
John Sonmez – @jsonmez
The guy who make me run this blog! Beyond his successful blogging course, John also shares many good career advices thru all his social media profiles.
Bill Gates – @BillGates
Old but gold (sorry, Bill…). Even if you don’t like Windows ecosystem or anything related, we can’t deny that Bill Gates is one of the most influencers of our recent history. In his Twitter account he shares mostly things about his foundation, so don’t expect to see IT things frequently (or even rarely).
Docker – @docker
If you love containers, you should be in love with Docker. And then you must follow its Twitter profile.
News and good articles daily. Even articles from mine already appeared there! 😉
David Delabassee – @delabassee
I attended one talk from Delabassee on the last JavaOne LA and this guy made Java EE 8 sounds pretty easy even with his accent. So he is totally worthy of following.
Stephen Chin – @steveonjava
One of the best and funniest speaker I ever heard on Java community. If there are something happening with Java today, probably he is involved.
Simon Ritter – @speakjava
My first contact with lambdas and streams at Java 8 came from this guy (also on JavaOne LA 2015). Was like learning to read again (I love reading).
Andre Noel – @ProgramadorREAL
Some fun doesn’t hurt and Andre does it very well (funny, not hurting…). He is the cartoonist from “Vida de Programador” (“Developer Life”), a well known Brazilian site with cartoons talking about common things from a developer life with geniality and good humor.