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Joel on Software

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by Joel Spolsky
Monday, December 01, 2003

Language Policy (book by Bernard Spolsky)Mazel Tov to the elder Spolsky on his latest book Language Policy. No, not computer languages.

Craftsmanship

Writing code is not production, it's not always craftsmanship (though it can be), it's design. Design is that nebulous area where you can add value faster than you add cost. The New York Times magazine has been raving about the iPod and how Apple is one of the few companies that knows how to use good design to add value. But I've talked enough about design, I want to talk about craftsmanship for a minute: what it is and how you recognize it.

Summer Internships

Are you a college student looking for a summer internship in software development? Fog Creek Software is the place for you! Details...


Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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