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 | 25 Aug 2016 07:52

Can Software Make You Less Racist?Subscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I don't think we computer geeks appreciate how profoundly the rise of the smartphone, and Facebook, has changed the Internet audience. It's something that really only happened in the last five years, as smartphones and data plans dropped radically..."
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Coding Horror | 24 Jul 2016 22:12

The Raspberry Pi Has Revolutionized EmulationSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Every geek goes through a phase where they discover emulation. It's practically a rite of passage. I think I spent most of my childhood – and a large part of my life as a young adult – desperately wishing I was in a video game..."
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Coding Horror | 20 May 2016 22:05

The Golden Age of x86 GamingSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I've been happy with my 2016 HTPC, but the situation has changed, largely because of something I mentioned in passing back in November: The Xbox One and PS4 are effectively plain old PCs, built on: Intel Atom class (aka slow) AMD 8-core..."
Read more »  The Golden Age of x86 Gaming

Coding Horror | 07 May 2016 06:42

Your Own Personal WiFi StorageSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Our kids have reached the age – at ages 4, 4, and 7 respectively – that taking longer trips with them is now possible without everyone losing what's left of their sanity in the process. But we still have the same problem on multiple hour..."
Read more »  Your Own Personal WiFi Storage

Coding Horror | 29 Apr 2016 21:47

They Have To Be MonstersSubscribe to this feed

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

Here's The Programming Game You Never Asked ForSubscribe to this feed

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

Thanks For Ruining Another Game Forever, ComputersSubscribe to this feed

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

We Hire the Best, Just Like Everyone ElseSubscribe to this feed

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..."
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Coding Horror | 14 Feb 2016 06:58

Is Your Computer Stable?Subscribe to this feed

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

The Scooter ComputerSubscribe to this feed

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..."
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