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 Nov 2015 23:44

To ECC or Not To ECCSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....On one of my visits to the Computer History Museum – and by the way this is an absolute must-visit place if you are ever in the San Francisco bay area – I saw an early Google server rack circa 1999 in the exhibits. Not too fancy,..."
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Coding Horror | 17 Sep 2015 22:55

Building a PC, Part VIII: IteratingSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....The last time I seriously upgraded my PC was in 2011, because the PC is over. And in some ways, it truly is – they can slap a ton more CPU cores on a die, for sure, but the overall single core performance increase from a 2011 high end Intel..."
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Coding Horror | 18 Aug 2015 09:39

Our Brave New World of 4K DisplaysSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....It's been three years since I last upgraded monitors. Those inexpensive Korean 27" IPS panels, with a resolution of 2560×1440 – also known as 1440p – have served me well. You have no idea how many people I've witnessed being Wrong..."
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Coding Horror | 08 Aug 2015 10:59

Welcome to The Internet of Compromised ThingsSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....This post is a bit of a public service announcement, so I'll get right to the point: Every time you use WiFi, ask yourself: could I be connecting to the Internet through a compromised router with malware? It's becoming more and more common to..."
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Coding Horror | 05 Aug 2015 11:28

I Tried VR and It Was Just OKSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....It's been about a year and a half since I wrote The Road to VR, and a … few … things have happened since then. Facebook bought Oculus for a skadillion dollars I have to continually read thinkpieces describing how the mere act of..."
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Coding Horror | 30 Jul 2015 09:31

Doing Terrible Things To Your CodeSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....In 1992, I thought I was the best programmer in the world. In my defense, I had just graduated from college, this was pre-Internet, and I lived in Boulder, Colorado working in small business jobs where I was lucky to even hear about other..."
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Coding Horror | 30 Apr 2015 09:11

What is Trolling?Subscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....If you engage in discussion on the Internet long enough, you're bound to encounter it: someone calling someone else a troll. The common interpretation of Troll is the Grimms' Fairy Tales, Lord of the Rings, "hangs out under a bridge" type of..."
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Coding Horror | 23 Apr 2015 22:30

Your Password is Too Damn ShortSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I'm a little tired of writing about passwords. But like taxes, email, and pinkeye, they're not going away any time soon. Here's what I know to be true, and backed up by plenty of empirical data: No matter what you tell them, users will always..."
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Coding Horror | 03 Apr 2015 23:58

Given Enough Money, All Bugs Are ShallowSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Eric Raymond, in The Cathedral and the Bazaar, famously wrote Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow. The idea is that open source software, by virtue of allowing anyone and everyone to view the source code, is inherently less buggy than..."
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Coding Horror | 28 Mar 2015 00:19

Toward a Better Markdown TutorialSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....It's always surprised me when people, especially technical people, say they don't know Markdown. Do you not use GitHub? Stack Overflow? Reddit? I get that an average person may not understand how Markdown is based on simple old-school plaintext..."
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Jeff Atwood


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