Who are your favorite DEV heroes on the internet?


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Here are a few names that are coming to my mind right now! They are all awesome and I follow them everywhere on the internet.

  1. James Kyle - For being bold and straightforward always!
  2. Quincy Larson - Hard work for the beginners.
  3. Chris Coyier - For teaching me CSS! 🎉 😀
  4. David Heinemeier Hansson - "You're better off with a kick-ass half than a half-assed whole." 👈 Nothing can beat this!
  5. Max Stoiber - "I tried studying twice, and gave up both times because there was almost 0 overlap with my interests." - link
  6. Rachel Andrew
  7. Dan Abramov
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  1. Casey Muratori from Handmade Hero
  2. Mike Acton from Insomniac Games
  3. Uncle Bob Martin from Clean Coders
  4. Fabian Wosar from Emsisoft
  5. Chris Rose (Youtube Channel "What's A Creel")
  6. Karsten Hahn (struppigel) from G DATA
  7. Igor Skochinsky from Hex-Rays
  8. Peter Ferrie from Symantec
  9. Ange Albertini (Corkami) who currently works at Google
  10. Bruce Schneier

There are probably others I forgot but each of them has had an impact on me and/or my career.

I love the guy — Casey. He has been so influential in the field of Game Development. I have seen the names Bink and RAD so many times as a kid playing games; when I came to know of him as one of the leads behind these technologies; I had a fanboy moment.

Casey and Jonathan Blow are great friends! As an aside, I think you would enjoy this 👇 :D — Game Developer's Conference 2007 Programmer's Challenge!

Written by Jeff Roberts and Casey Muratori, who also hosted the event, questions on everything from Dijkstra's algorithm to strangely named Gundam games garnered huge laughs from competitors Josh Adams, Brian Jacobson, Chris Hecker, Eric Malafeew, Jonathan Blow, and Chris Butcher, as well as the audience.

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xem - opened my eyes to what JavaScript can do and the joys of creative coding

Cantelope - incredibly inspiring 3D programmer and very helpful to learners

Aemkei - mind-boggling JavaScript explorations and code golf tricks

Leah Culver - an inspiration for programming and web development, she follows her passion and makes whatever she's doing look fun

Sara Soueidan - absolutely top of the world in SVG knowledge and the kind of developer (and person) I want to become more like

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I can think of three, out of the top of my head... along with the quotes that have struck a chord!

Bret Victor

The true way transcends the minutia of Skill. There is no "Technology". There is no "Design". There is only a vision of how mankind should be, and the relentless resolve to make it so. The rest is details.

This is the Way that I teach.

Jonathan Blow

Things that are personal have flaws, they have vulnerabilities. If you don’t see a vulnerability in somebody than you probably are not relating to them on a very personal level.

It’s the same with a game design. Making [Braid] was about, let me take my deepest flaws and vulnerabilities, let me put them in the game and see what happens.

Daisuke Amaya

Also, this guy 👇

Edmund McMillen

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Mel Kaye, the canonical Real Programmer.

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Martin Fowler

Brad Frost

Phil Sturgeon

Ben Nadel

Mitchell Hashimoto

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People I look up to:

  1. Paul Graham - I don't think the man needs any introduction. He's a not a developer per se, but I don't think there's any developer who hasn't heard of Mr. Graham.
  2. Dan Abramov - The guy is an absolute legend and I find his work very inspiring.

Ah, my bad! I always looked up to him for productivity and everything tech related, missed the coding side of things, i reckon :)

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gaearon (Dan Abramov)

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This list is already amazing but incomplete without

Sandi Metz

Her talks are ones of my preferred about programming concepts, the flow and the images she uses to explain things makes watching a relaxing experience for the mind.

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So many great lists already. The only one I would add is:

Nicholas Zakas

He's currently fighting Lyme disease, so he hasn't been as prolific as he used to be which is totally 100% understandable and expected. I mention it only because a casual glance at his blog might look like he has gone silent, but don't be deterred. He is an incredible talent, and all his writings are still educational. However, the one thing I remember most was his speech on how gratitude and politeness is important, and how it changed his life for the better.

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I feel weird since they don't know me at all (well one did reply to my tweet today!) but Una Kravets , Wes Bos , Dan Abramov , Mariko Kosaka, and Chris Coyier, Lea Verou , part and a few others that probably slipped my mind/I'm too lazy to list. I also didn't include the massive amount of indie game devs I look up to. Thanks for setting a good example for someone entering the industry!

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I'm a java and spring programmer at present. For me dev heroes are:

  1. Josh long
  2. Venkat Subramanian
  3. Martin Fowler
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Linus Torvalds

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Jeffrey Way (Laracasts)

Taylor Otwell (Laravel)

Evan You (Vue)

Matt Stauffer (Laravel)

Dayle Rees (Laravel)

Josh Morony (Ionic)

Simon (Devdactic)

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Already some great names in this thread. Here's a few whose books, tools, and work have made a huge impact on the web as we know it:

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  1. David Heinemeier Hansson - for creating amazing framework that I learn so much and grow with it.
  2. Yukihiro Matsumoto - for creating Ruby
  3. Jeffrey Way - for tutoring over PHP and Laravel in TutsPlus.

Could be more, anyway Thank you guys.

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Bucky Roberts, learnt a lot from his tutorials.

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