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 | 29 Apr 2016 21:47
Jeff Atwood writes "....Since I started working on Discourse, I spend a lot of time thinking about how software can encourage and nudge people to be more empathetic online. That's why it's troubling to read articles like this one:
My brother’s 32nd birthday is today...."
Read more » They Have To Be Monsters
Coding Horror | 15 Apr 2016 09:48
Jeff Atwood writes "....You know what's universally regarded as un-fun by most programmers? Writing assembly language code.
As Steve McConnell said back in 1994:
Programmers working with high-level languages achieve better productivity and quality than those working..."
Read more » Here's The Programming Game You Never Asked For
Coding Horror | 25 Mar 2016 22:29
Jeff Atwood writes "....In 2006, after visiting the Computer History Museum's exhibit on Chess, I opined:
We may have reached an inflection point. The problem space of chess is so astonishingly large that incremental increases in hardware speed and algorithms are..."
Read more » Thanks For Ruining Another Game Forever, Computers
Coding Horror | 04 Mar 2016 12:17
Jeff Atwood writes "....One of the most common pieces of advice you'll get as a startup is this:
Only hire the best. The quality of the people that work at your company will be one of the biggest factors in your success – or failure.
I've heard this advice over..."
Read more » We Hire the Best, Just Like Everyone Else
Coding Horror | 14 Feb 2016 06:58
Jeff Atwood writes "....Over the last twenty years, I've probably built around a hundred computers. It's not very difficult, and in fact, it's gotten a whole lot easier over the years as computers become more highly integrated. Consider what it would take to build..."
Read more » Is Your Computer Stable?
Coding Horror | 03 Feb 2016 08:52
Jeff Atwood writes "....When we initially deployed our handbuilt colocated servers for Discourse in 2013, I needed a way to provide an isolated VPN channel in for secure remote access and troubleshooting. Rather than dedicate a whole server to this task, I purchased the..."
Read more » The Scooter Computer
Coding Horror | 02 Jan 2016 09:38
Jeff Atwood writes "....In 2007 I wrote about using PNGout to produce amazingly small PNG images. I still refer to this topic frequently, as seven years later, the average PNG I encounter on the Internet is very unlikely to be optimized.
For example, consider this recent..."
Read more » Zopfli Optimization: Literally Free Bandwidth
Coding Horror | 04 Dec 2015 11:17
Jeff Atwood writes "....I saw in today's news that Apple open sourced their Swift language. One of the most influential companies in the world explicitly adopting an open source model – that's great! I'm a believer. One of the big reasons we founded Discourse was to..."
Read more » The Hugging Will Continue Until Morale Improves
Coding Horror | 30 Nov 2015 06:42
Jeff Atwood writes "....I've loved many computers in my life, but the HTPC has always had a special place in my heart. It's the only always-on workhorse computer in our house, it is utterly silent, totally reliable, sips power, and it's at the center of our home..."
Read more » The 2016 HTPC Build
Coding Horror | 19 Nov 2015 23:44
Jeff Atwood writes "....On one of my visits to the Computer History Museum – and by the way this is an absolute must-visit place if you are ever in the San Francisco bay area – I saw an early Google server rack circa 1999 in the exhibits.
Not too fancy,..."
Read more » To ECC or Not To ECC