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 | 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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Coding Horror | 24 Mar 2017 09:08

Thunderbolting Your Video CardSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....When I wrote about The Golden Age of x86 Gaming, I implied that, in the future, it might be an interesting, albeit expensive, idea to upgrade your video card via an external Thunderbolt 3 enclosure. I'm here to report that the future is now. Yes,..."
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Coding Horror | 10 Mar 2017 11:16

Password Rules Are BullshitSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Of the many, many, many bad things about passwords, you know what the worst is? Password rules. If we don't solve the password problem for users in my lifetime I am gonna haunt you from beyond the grave as a ghost..."
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Coding Horror | 30 Jan 2017 09:19

I'm Loyal to Nothing Except the DreamSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....There is much I take for granted in my life, and the normal functioning of American government is one of those things. In my 46 years, I've lived under nine different presidents. The first I remember is Carter. I've voted in every presidential..."
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Coding Horror | 17 Jan 2017 11:37

An Inferno on the Head of a PinSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Today's processors contain billions of heat-generating transistors in an ever shrinking space. The power budget might go from: 1000 watts on a specialized server 100 watts on desktops 30 watts on laptops 5 watts on tablets 1 or 2 watts on a..."
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