ma•ven (mā'vən)

n.  A person who has special knowledge or experience;
an expert.


n.  An expert developer with great influence.

Jeff Atwood

Jeff Atwood is a longtime agnostic Windows ecosystem developer. He currently writes for his blog Coding Horror while building Stack Overflow, a community oriented question and answer website for software developers.

Coding Horror | 19 Apr 2020 23:56

Building a PC, Part IX: DownsizingSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Hard to believe that I've had the same PC case since 2011, and my last serious upgrade was in 2015. I guess that's yet another sign that the PC is over, because PC upgrades have gotten really boring. It took 5 years for me to muster up the..."
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Coding Horror | 12 Sep 2019 07:24

The Rise of the Electric ScooterSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....In an electric car, the (enormous) battery is a major part of the price. If electric car prices are decreasing, battery costs must be decreasing, because it's not like the cost of fabricating rubber, aluminum, glass, and steel into car shapes can..."
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Coding Horror | 20 Aug 2019 11:35

Electric Geek Transportation SystemsSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I've never thought of myself as a "car person". The last new car I bought (and in fact, now that I think about it, the first new car I ever bought) was the quirky 1998 Ford Contour SVT. Since then we bought a VW station wagon in 2011..."
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Coding Horror | 30 May 2019 11:04

An Exercise Program for the Fat WebSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....When I wrote about App-pocalypse Now in 2014, I implied the future still belonged to the web. And it does. But it's also true that the web has changed a lot in the last 10 years, much less the last 20 or 30. Websites have gotten a lot …..."
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Coding Horror | 17 Feb 2019 02:15

The Cloud Is Just Someone Else's ComputerSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....When we started Discourse in 2013, our server requirements were high: 1GB RAM modern, fast dual core CPU speedy solid state drive with 20+ GB I'm not talking about a cheapo shared cpanel server, either, I mean a dedicated virtual private server..."
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Coding Horror | 22 Oct 2018 10:52

What does Stack Overflow want to be when it grows up?Subscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I sometimes get asked by regular people in the actual real world what it is that I do for a living, and here's my 15 second answer: We built a sort of Wikipedia website for computer programmers to post questions and answers. It's called Stack..."
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Coding Horror | 21 Sep 2018 09:50

There is no longer any such thing as Computer SecuritySubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Remember "cybersecurity"? Mysterious hooded computer guys doing mysterious hooded computer guy .. things! Who knows what kind of naughty digital mischief they might be up to? Unfortunately, we now live in a world where this kind of..."
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Coding Horror | 31 Dec 2017 02:01

To Serve Man, with SoftwareSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I didn't choose to be a programmer. Somehow, it seemed, the computers chose me. For a long time, that was fine, that was enough; that was all I needed. But along the way I never felt that being a programmer was this unambiguously great-for-everyone..."
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Coding Horror | 05 Nov 2017 10:02

The Existential Terror of Battle RoyaleSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....It's been a while since I wrote a blog post, I guess in general, but also a blog post about video games. Video games are probably the single thing most attributable to my career as a programmer, and everything else I've done professionally after..."
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Coding Horror | 02 Jun 2017 08:11

Hacker, Hack ThyselfSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....We've read so many sad stories about communities that were fatally compromised or destroyed due to security exploits. We took that lesson to heart when we founded the Discourse project; we endeavor to build open source software that is secure and..."
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