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 | 21 Oct 2013 04:06
Jeff Atwood writes "....I've become a huge fan of touch computing. I believe that most things we think of as "computers" will be de-facto tablets, either in our pocket, in our hands, possibly even mounted on our wrists or forearms.
I can't wait for the iPad 5 this week..."
Read more » Why Does Windows Have Terrible Battery Life?
Coding Horror | 18 Oct 2013 01:55
Jeff Atwood writes "....Masters of Doom is the story of John Carmack and John Romero creating the seminal games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake.
It's an amazing work on so many levels – but primarily because of the exhaustive research the author undertook to..."
Read more » You Don't Need Millions of Dollars
Coding Horror | 14 Oct 2013 17:20
Jeff Atwood writes "....I just updated my utility belt.
Well, metaphorically speaking – every self-respecting geek has one.
Lately I've been trying to minimize what I carry around even further. After having children I've come to appreciate the value of less..."
Read more » Updating Your Utility Belt
Coding Horror | 17 Sep 2013 22:32
Jeff Atwood writes "....I no longer own any laptops. Everything in our house is a tablet: multiple Nexus 7s, multiple iPad 4s, and a Surface Pro. In fact, the only traditional computers I own are my triple-monitor desktop home office beast, and the small Home Theater PC..."
Read more » The 2013 HTPC Build
Coding Horror | 27 Aug 2013 15:36
Jeff Atwood writes "....What would you do, if you could do anything?
I don't mean in a fantasy superhero way, but in terms of resources. If someone told you that you now had the resources to attempt to make one thing happen in the world, one real thing, what would that..."
Read more » The CODE Keyboard
Coding Horror | 18 Jul 2013 23:19
Jeff Atwood writes "....Every programmer ever born thinks whatever idea just popped out of their head into their editor is the most generalized, most flexible, most one-size-fits all solution that has ever been conceived. We think we've built software that is a general..."
Read more » The Rule of Three
Coding Horror | 29 Apr 2013 16:45
Jeff Atwood writes "....I get a surprising number of emails from career programmers who have spent some time in the profession and eventually decided it just isn't for them. Most recently this:
I finished a computer science degree last year, worked about a year in the..."
Read more » So You Don't Want to be a Programmer After All
Coding Horror | 22 Mar 2013 01:34
Jeff Atwood writes "....I've been a Microsoft developer for decades now. I weaned myself on various flavors of home computer Microsoft Basic, and I got my first paid programming gigs in Microsoft FoxPro, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Visual Basic. I have seen the future..."
Read more » Why Ruby?
Coding Horror | 05 Feb 2013 11:59
Jeff Atwood writes "....Occasionally, startups will ask me for advice. That's a shame, because I am a terrible person to ask for advice. The conversation usually goes something like this:
We'd love to get your expert advice on our thing.
I probably don't use your thing...."
Read more » Civilized Discourse Construction Kit
Coding Horror | 21 Jan 2013 13:10
Jeff Atwood writes "....When Joel Spolsky, my business partner on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange, asked me what I wanted to do after I left Stack Exchange, I distinctly remember mentioning Aaron Swartz. That's what Aaron was to us hackers: an exemplar of the noble,..."
Read more » The End of Ragequitting