A look back at 2012 from a software technology perspective by some of my favourite blogs:
- Inspired By Actual Events - a wide-reaching roundup. I found the Java and friends links especially interesting, since the Java/JVM world is so big now it's hard to keep up with and distill the really significant events.
- Interoperability Happens (Ted Nedward) - As usual, opinionated and insightful commentary on enterprise software technology from a hard-core developer perspective.
- Tim Anderson - A strong focus on Microsoft, but also fairly even-handed assessment of the rest of the "A"-team (Apple, Android/Google, and Amazon). (And a not-very-optimistic mention of the "B" team - BB/RIM). I always appreciate Tim Anderson's reading of the internal and external tea-leaves of MS technology. It's always fascinating to see the elephant trying to jump, in a schadenfreudal sort of way.
- Tim Bray - Not really a roundup, and not all that tech-focussed, but always a good read.