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 | 20 May 2016 22:05
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
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
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