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 2013 16:45
Jeff Atwood writes "....I get a surprising number of emails from career programmers who have spent some time in the profession and eventually decided it just isn't for them. Most recently this:
I finished a computer science degree last year, worked about a year in the..."
Read more » So You Don't Want to be a Programmer After All
Coding Horror | 22 Mar 2013 01:34
Jeff Atwood writes "....I've been a Microsoft developer for decades now. I weaned myself on various flavors of home computer Microsoft Basic, and I got my first paid programming gigs in Microsoft FoxPro, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Visual Basic. I have seen the future..."
Read more » Why Ruby?
Coding Horror | 05 Feb 2013 11:59
Jeff Atwood writes "....Occasionally, startups will ask me for advice. That's a shame, because I am a terrible person to ask for advice. The conversation usually goes something like this:
We'd love to get your expert advice on our thing.
I probably don't use your thing...."
Read more » Civilized Discourse Construction Kit
Coding Horror | 21 Jan 2013 13:10
Jeff Atwood writes "....When Joel Spolsky, my business partner on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange, asked me what I wanted to do after I left Stack Exchange, I distinctly remember mentioning Aaron Swartz. That's what Aaron was to us hackers: an exemplar of the noble,..."
Read more » The End of Ragequitting
Coding Horror | 13 Dec 2012 17:24
Jeff Atwood writes "....It's been six years since I wrote Discussions: Flat or Threaded? and, despite a bunch of evolution on the web since then, my opinion on this has not fundamentally changed.
If anything, my opinion has strengthened based on the observed data:..."
Read more » Web Discussions: Flat by Design
Coding Horror | 01 Dec 2012 01:28
Jeff Atwood writes "....In the go-go world of software development, we're so consumed with learning new things, so fascinated with the procession of shiny new objects that I think we sometimes lose sight of our history. I don't mean the big era-defining successes...."
Read more » The Organism Will Do Whatever It Damn Well Pleases
Coding Horror | 26 Nov 2012 01:11
Jeff Atwood writes "....For the last year or so, I've been getting these two page energy assessment reports in the mail from Pacific Gas & Electric, our California utility company, comparing our household's energy use to those of the houses around us.
Read more » For a Bit of Colored Ribbon
Coding Horror | 19 Nov 2012 01:23
Jeff Atwood writes "....I'm a little embarrassed to admit how much I like the Surface RT. I wasn't expecting a lot when I ordered it, but after a day of use, I realized this was more than Yet Another Gadget. It might represent a brave new world of laptop design. How can..."
Read more » Touch Laptops
Coding Horror | 13 Nov 2012 00:21
Jeff Atwood writes "....I woke up a few days ago and realized I was still carrying the same 32 GB USB flash drive on my keychain that I purchased in 2010. I thought to myself, this is an unacceptable state of affairs. Totally. Unacceptable.
It's been few years since I..."
Read more » A SSD in Your Pocket
Coding Horror | 01 Nov 2012 03:14
Jeff Atwood writes "....Traditional laptops may have reached an evolutionary dead-end (or, more charitably, a plateau), but it is an amazing time for things that … aren't quite traditional laptops.
The Nexus 7 is excellent, the Nexus 10 looks fantastic, I can't..."
Read more » Do You Wanna Touch