Verity Stob

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Verity Stob
BornNovember 1963 (age 55)[1]
United Kingdom
Pen nameVerity Stob
OccupationSoftware Developer, Author
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom

Verity Stob is the pseudonym of a British satirical columnist. Stob is an anonymous software developer, the author of humorous and satirical articles about information technology, particularly software development.[2] Since 1988, she has written her "Verity Stob" column for .EXE magazine, Dr. Dobb's Journal, and currently website The Register.[3] Stob was described as "the author of the longest-running satirical column on computer programming"[4] by her fellow columnist, Andrew Orlowski.


Stob has been a computer and web programmer since 1984, mostly using Delphi, C++, and PHP.[2]

In 1988, she started her pseudonymous "Verity Stob" column for .EXE magazine (now defunct). Later, she moved it to Dr. Dobb's Journal. Since 2003, her column has appeared in the British technology news and opinion website, The Register.[3][4]

She lives and works in London, United Kingdom.[3]


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  2. ^ a b Morris, Richard (27 November 2008). "Verity Stob: Geek of the Week". Simple-Talk. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Book Catalog: The Best of Verity Stob". Apress. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  4. ^ a b Orlowski, Andrew (5 October 2008). "Verity Stob faces execution, Wikipedia-style". The Register. Retrieved 8 October 2010.


  • Stob, Verity (2005). The Best of Verity Stob: Highlights of Verity Stob's Famous Columns from EXE, Dr Dobb's Journal, and The Register, Apress LP. ISBN 1-59059-442-8.

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