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 | 19 Mar 2014 21:31

Please Read The CommentsSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I find the Don't Read The Comments movement kind of sad. Comments sections are frequently misogynistic, homophobic, racist, and very often POORLY WRITTEN. Why bother reading them?— Don't Read Comments (@AvoidComments) March 8, 2014..."
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Coding Horror | 17 Mar 2014 07:58

The Trap You Set For YourselfSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....The Dan Ariely books Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality profoundly influenced the way I design my massively multiplayer typing games. These books offer science in the small about human behavior, and stark insights into user..."
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Coding Horror | 28 Feb 2014 09:01

10 Years of Coding HorrorSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....In 2007, I was offered $120,000 to buy this blog outright. I was sorely tempted, because that's a lot of money. I had to think about it for a week. Ultimately I decided that my blog was an integral part of who I was, and who I eventually might..."
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Coding Horror | 24 Feb 2014 22:12

App-pocalypse NowSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I'm getting pretty sick of being nagged to install your damn apps. XKCD helpfully translates: Yeah, there are smart app banners, which are marginally less annoying, but it's amazing how quickly we went from..."
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Coding Horror | 18 Feb 2014 06:00

Complaint-Driven DevelopmentSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....If I haven't blogged much in the last year, it's because we've been busy building that civilized discourse construction kit thing I talked about. (Yes, that's actually the name of the company. This is what happens when you put..."
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Coding Horror | 16 Feb 2014 01:48

The Road to VRSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....A month after I wrote about John Carmack, he left id Software to become the CTO of Oculus. This was big news for two reasons: Carmack founded id in the early 90s. An id Software without Carmack is like an Apple without Woz and Jobs. You..."
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Coding Horror | 21 Oct 2013 04:06

Why Does Windows Have Terrible Battery Life?Subscribe to this feed

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..."
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Coding Horror | 18 Oct 2013 01:55

You Don't Need Millions of DollarsSubscribe to this feed

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..."
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Coding Horror | 14 Oct 2013 17:20

Updating Your Utility BeltSubscribe to this feed

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..."
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Coding Horror | 17 Sep 2013 22:32

The 2013 HTPC BuildSubscribe to this feed

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..."
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Jeff Atwood


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