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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 | 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...."
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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..."
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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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Coding Horror | 14 Feb 2016 06:58

Is Your Computer Stable?Subscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Over the last twenty years, I've probably built around a hundred computers. It's not very difficult, and in fact, it's gotten a whole lot easier over the years as computers become more highly integrated. Consider what it would take to build..."
Read more »  Is Your Computer Stable?


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..."
Read more »  The 2016 HTPC Build


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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