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Author Topic: Coding Horror blog has become must reading for programmers  (Read 3397 times)

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Coding Horror blog has become must reading for programmers
« on: January 26, 2006, 05:18:20 PM »
The blog http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/ by Jeff Atwood Is rapidly becoming my favorite programming-related blog.

It's not a hardcore coding page, so non-programmers may find it interesting as well.  It's usually a breezy read which is very regularly updated with very short interesting posts and links.

Latest post tells us about an interesting new book on user interface design, and the online website it was created from (http://www.welie.com...terns/gui/index.html).


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Re: Coding Horror blog has become must reading for programmers
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 12:34:58 AM »
Didn't know that one, looks interesting... http://www.thedailywtf.com/ is worth mentioning too, btw.
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Re: Coding Horror blog has become must reading for programmers
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006, 04:57:07 AM »
thedailywtf is really nice, some good laughs there ;)
Check http://www.ariel.com...of_a_Programmer.html I liked it.

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Re: Coding Horror blog has become must reading for programmers
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2006, 01:22:46 PM »
ching, ching:
http://www.pingmag.jp/2005/12/09/the-website-development-process/
 (that's the sound of two cents dropping in this thread)
:) Does that programmer resemble anyone here? ;D

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Re: Coding Horror blog has become must reading for programmers
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2006, 02:46:58 PM »
Look here for lots of good reading on software design - informative and often very funny.


http://www.joelonsof...are.com/Archive.html


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Re: Coding Horror blog has become must reading for programmers
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2006, 05:04:26 PM »
we've discussed joel spasky before on this forum: he's extremely smart, and a very good writer (i have one of his books on user interface design), and has written some fantastic pieces.

but it's also true that more than a few of us find some of his posts/writing hard to swallow in terms of tireless self promotion, and obsession with money.  rubs me the wrong way a little.

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Re: Coding Horror blog has become must reading for programmers
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2006, 06:03:23 PM »
I figured you might have mentioned him before, so I searched the forum for "Spolsky" before I posted.  No hits.

There's definitely a lot of ego floating around there.  We are the best of the best of the best, etc....
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Re: Coding Horror blog has become must reading for programmers
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2006, 06:17:00 PM »
i think i've talked about him on one of my blog entries as well, but here is one post touching on his writing:
http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=1550.0

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Re: Coding Horror blog has become must reading for programmers
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2006, 10:06:26 AM »
http://www.thedailywtf.com/ is worth mentioning too, btw.
It sure is, I've been reading it everyday since you posted it! thanks ;)