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 | 05 Sep 2014 00:23
Jeff Atwood writes "....Let me open with an apology to John Gruber for my previous blog post.
We've been working on the Standard Markdown project for about two years now. We invited John Gruber, the original creator of Markdown, to join the project via email in November..."
Read more » Standard Markdown is now Common Markdown
Coding Horror | 03 Sep 2014 20:06
Jeff Atwood writes "....In 2009 I lamented the state of Markdown:
Right now we have the worst of both worlds. Lack of leadership from the top, and a bunch of fragmented, poorly coordinated community efforts to advance Markdown, none of which are officially canon. This..."
Read more » Standard Flavored Markdown
Coding Horror | 18 Jul 2014 00:05
Jeff Atwood writes "....I've long believed that the design of your software has a profound impact on how users behave within your software. But there are two sides to this story:
Encouraging the "right" things by making those things intentionally easy to do.
Read more » The "Just In Time" Theory of User Behavior
Coding Horror | 16 May 2014 20:42
Jeff Atwood writes "....Computer performance is a bit of a shell game. You're always waiting for one of four things:
But which one? How long will you wait? And what will you do while you're waiting?
Did you see the movie "Her"? If not, you..."
Read more » The Infinite Space Between Words
Coding Horror | 25 Apr 2014 08:06
Jeff Atwood writes "....(The title references Shanley Kane's post by the same name. This post represents my views on what men can do.)
It's no secret that programming is an incredibly male dominated field.
Figures vary, but somewhere from 20% to 29% of currently working..."
Read more » What Can Men Do?
Coding Horror | 16 Apr 2014 17:22
Jeff Atwood writes "....I've expressed my disillusionment with to-do lists before.
But let's try something simpler, a little experiment. What do you use to keep track of what you need to do? Hold it up, so I can see it. Humor me.
Seriously! No no no, hold it closer,..."
Read more » Three Things
Coding Horror | 19 Mar 2014 21:31
Jeff Atwood writes "....I find the Don't Read The Comments movement kind of sad.
Comments sections are frequently misogynistic, homophobic, racist, and very often POORLY WRITTEN. Why bother reading them?— Don't Read Comments (@AvoidComments) March 8, 2014..."
Read more » Please Read The Comments
Coding Horror | 17 Mar 2014 07:58
Jeff Atwood writes "....The Dan Ariely books Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality profoundly influenced the way I design my massively multiplayer typing games. These books offer science in the small about human behavior, and stark insights into user..."
Read more » The Trap You Set For Yourself
Coding Horror | 28 Feb 2014 09:01
Jeff Atwood writes "....In 2007, I was offered $120,000 to buy this blog outright.
I was sorely tempted, because that's a lot of money. I had to think about it for a week. Ultimately I decided that my blog was an integral part of who I was, and who I eventually might..."
Read more » 10 Years of Coding Horror
Coding Horror | 24 Feb 2014 22:12
Jeff Atwood writes "....I'm getting pretty sick of being nagged to install your damn apps.
XKCD helpfully translates:
Yeah, there are smart app banners, which are marginally less annoying, but it's amazing how quickly we went from..."
Read more » App-pocalypse Now