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A list of engineering blogs

One of my favorite technology trends of the past few years has been the emergence of engineering blogs. They are, mostly, a recruiting tool, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn a lot about how companies operating at varying levels of maturity and scale go about their business. Here are the engineering blogs I’m following right now:

What sorts of things are companies publishing on engineering blogs? Here are a few examples of particularly good engineering blog posts I’ve read over the years:

This is just a small sample of the great stuff that companies are posting to their engineering blogs these days.

If you know of any good engineering blogs that I’m missing, please post links in the comments.

Update: Added a few additional blogs suggested by @mrtazz.

Update (March 6, 2013): Added the NPR News Apps Blog.

Update (May 10, 2013): Added Kickstarter’s Backing & Hacking blog.

Update (February, 22, 2014): Added Coursera Technology.

Update (March 24, 2014): Added Algorithm & Blues, Rdio’s engineering blog.

Update (August 29, 2014): Added Yahoo.

Update (December 13, 2015): Added Medium and Vine.

Update (August 20, 2016): Removed Rdio and Prismatic (RIP), updated Facebook, Yammer. Added Uber, Pinterest, Dropbox, Lyft, Zenefits, CloudFlare, Slack.


  1. Patrick Berry

    May 25, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Apple and Microsoft. Apple obviously doesn’t blog and Microsoft just didn’t make the cut.

  2. I said to myself – “let’s do a service to the community and prepare an OPML file of this fine list of sites.”

    Alas, I haven’t found a good online OPML generator. The one I have found doesn’t parse the feeds and get their title and description.

    At this point I have stopped. This is what I got. Hope it will be useful in some way.


  3. Oh software engineering.

  4. If you step out of software engineering, I love the occasional link from CR4, which covers ‘engineering’ more widely:


  5. This is really useful, thanks! I created a Google Reader bundle of these feeds (and you get an OPML file for free):


  6. Nice post! Readers might also enjoy Steve Mackay’s engineering blog at http://www.idc-online.com/Engineering-Blog and the free technical resources available there.

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