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 | 03 Feb 2016 08:52

The Scooter ComputerSubscribe to this feed

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..."
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Coding Horror | 02 Jan 2016 09:38

Zopfli Optimization: Literally Free BandwidthSubscribe to this feed

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..."
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Coding Horror | 04 Dec 2015 11:17

The Hugging Will Continue Until Morale ImprovesSubscribe to this feed

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..."
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Coding Horror | 30 Nov 2015 06:42

The 2016 HTPC BuildSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I've loved many computers in my life, but the HTPC has always had a special place in my heart. It's the only always-on workhorse computer in our house, it is utterly silent, totally reliable, sips power, and it's at the center of our home..."
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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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Jeff Atwood


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