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 | 17 Jan 2017 11:37
Jeff Atwood writes "....Today's processors contain billions of heat-generating transistors in an ever shrinking space. The power budget might go from:
1000 watts on a specialized server
100 watts on desktops
30 watts on laptops
5 watts on tablets
1 or 2 watts on a..."
Read more » An Inferno on the Head of a Pin
Coding Horror | 23 Nov 2016 00:03
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.
You have an unalienable right to..."
Read more » Let's Encrypt Everything
Coding Horror | 02 Nov 2016 20:01
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
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
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..."
Read more » The Raspberry Pi Has Revolutionized Emulation
Coding Horror | 20 May 2016 22:05
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
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
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
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..."
Read more » Here's The Programming Game You Never Asked For
Coding Horror | 25 Mar 2016 22:29
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