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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 | 23 Nov 2016 00:03

Let's Encrypt EverythingSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I'll admit I was late to the HTTPS party. But post Snowden, and particularly after the result of the last election here in the US, it's clear that everything on the web should be encrypted by default. Why? You have an unalienable right to..."
Read more »  Let's Encrypt Everything


Coding Horror | 02 Nov 2016 20:01

Your Digital Pinball MachineSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I've had something of an obsession with digital pinball for years now. That recently culminated in me buying a Virtuapin Mini. OK, yes, it's an extravagance. There's no question. But in my defense, it is a minor extravagance relative to a real..."
Read more »  Your Digital Pinball Machine


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..."
Read more »  Can Software Make You Less Racist?


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..."
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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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Jeff Atwood

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