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 | 18 Jul 2014 00:05

The "Just In Time" Theory of User BehaviorSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I've long believed that the design of your software has a profound impact on how users behave within your software. But there are two sides to this story: Encouraging the "right" things by making those things intentionally easy to do. Discouraging..."
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Coding Horror | 16 May 2014 20:42

The Infinite Space Between WordsSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....Computer performance is a bit of a shell game. You're always waiting for one of four things: Disk CPU Memory Network But which one? How long will you wait? And what will you do while you're waiting? Did you see the movie "Her"? If not, you..."
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Coding Horror | 25 Apr 2014 08:06

What Can Men Do?Subscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....(The title references Shanley Kane's post by the same name. This post represents my views on what men can do.) It's no secret that programming is an incredibly male dominated field. Figures vary, but somewhere from 20% to 29% of currently working..."
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Coding Horror | 16 Apr 2014 17:22

Three ThingsSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I've expressed my disillusionment with to-do lists before. But let's try something simpler, a little experiment. What do you use to keep track of what you need to do? Hold it up, so I can see it. Humor me. Seriously! No no no, hold it closer,..."
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Coding Horror | 19 Mar 2014 21:31

Please Read The CommentsSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I find the Don't Read The Comments movement kind of sad. Comments sections are frequently misogynistic, homophobic, racist, and very often POORLY WRITTEN. Why bother reading them?— Don't Read Comments (@AvoidComments) March 8, 2014..."
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Coding Horror | 17 Mar 2014 07:58

The Trap You Set For YourselfSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....The Dan Ariely books Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality profoundly influenced the way I design my massively multiplayer typing games. These books offer science in the small about human behavior, and stark insights into user..."
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Coding Horror | 28 Feb 2014 09:01

10 Years of Coding HorrorSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....In 2007, I was offered $120,000 to buy this blog outright. I was sorely tempted, because that's a lot of money. I had to think about it for a week. Ultimately I decided that my blog was an integral part of who I was, and who I eventually might..."
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Coding Horror | 24 Feb 2014 22:12

App-pocalypse NowSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....I'm getting pretty sick of being nagged to install your damn apps. XKCD helpfully translates: Yeah, there are smart app banners, which are marginally less annoying, but it's amazing how quickly we went from..."
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Coding Horror | 18 Feb 2014 06:00

Complaint-Driven DevelopmentSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....If I haven't blogged much in the last year, it's because we've been busy building that civilized discourse construction kit thing I talked about. (Yes, that's actually the name of the company. This is what happens when you put..."
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Coding Horror | 16 Feb 2014 01:48

The Road to VRSubscribe to this feed

Jeff Atwood writes "....A month after I wrote about John Carmack, he left id Software to become the CTO of Oculus. This was big news for two reasons: Carmack founded id in the early 90s. An id Software without Carmack is like an Apple without Woz and Jobs. You..."
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