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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 | 11 Nov 2014 01:36

The Tablet Turning PointSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Remember how people in the year 2000 used to say how crazy and ridiculous it was, the idea that Anyone Would Ever Run Photoshop in a Web Browser? I mean come on. Oops. One of my big bets with Discourse is that eventually, all computers will be..."
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Coding Horror | 23 Oct 2014 18:43

What If We Could Weaponize Empathy?Subscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....One of my favorite insights on the subject of online community is from Tom Chick: Here is something I've never articulated because I thought, perhaps naively, it was understood: The priority for participating on this forum is not the..."
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Coding Horror | 20 Oct 2014 19:32

Your Community DoorSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....What are the real world consequences to signing up for a Twitter or Facebook account through Tor and spewing hate toward other human beings? Facebook reviewed the comment I reported and found it doesn't violate their Community Standards...."
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Coding Horror | 09 Oct 2014 22:21

Level One: The Intro StageSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Way back in 2007, before Stack Overflow was a glint in anyone's eye, I called software development a collaborative game. And perhaps Stack Overflow was the natural outcome of that initial thought – recasting online software development..."
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Coding Horror | 05 Sep 2014 00:23

Standard Markdown is now Common MarkdownSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Let me open with an apology to John Gruber for my previous blog post. We've been working on the Standard Markdown project for about two years now. We invited John Gruber, the original creator of Markdown, to join the project via email in November..."
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Coding Horror | 03 Sep 2014 20:06

Standard Flavored MarkdownSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....In 2009 I lamented the state of Markdown: Right now we have the worst of both worlds. Lack of leadership from the top, and a bunch of fragmented, poorly coordinated community efforts to advance Markdown, none of which are officially canon. This..."
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Coding Horror | 18 Jul 2014 00:05

The "Just In Time" Theory of User BehaviorSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I've long believed that the design of your software has a profound impact on how users behave within your software. But there are two sides to this story: Encouraging the "right" things by making those things intentionally easy to do. Discouraging..."
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Coding Horror | 16 May 2014 20:42

The Infinite Space Between WordsSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Computer performance is a bit of a shell game. You're always waiting for one of four things: Disk CPU Memory Network But which one? How long will you wait? And what will you do while you're waiting? Did you see the movie "Her"? If not, you..."
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Coding Horror | 25 Apr 2014 08:06

What Can Men Do?Subscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....(The title references Shanley Kane's post by the same name. This post represents my views on what men can do.) It's no secret that programming is an incredibly male dominated field. Figures vary, but somewhere from 20% to 29% of currently working..."
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Coding Horror | 16 Apr 2014 17:22

Three ThingsSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I've expressed my disillusionment with to-do lists before. But let's try something simpler, a little experiment. What do you use to keep track of what you need to do? Hold it up, so I can see it. Humor me. Seriously! No no no, hold it closer,..."
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