Gary Cornell: “While the reason we published the essays collected in "Joel on Software" is obvious to anyone who has read anything Joel has written, the cover of the book has given rise to more than a few questions!”
I've gotten lots of great nominations for essays that deserve a place in the next book, tentatively titled “// comment”. It's going to be your book: the 30 best essays about computer software over the last year... the kinds of things that Joel on Software readers want to read, edited and introduced by me. Check out the list of nominations, vote for the ones you like, and add your own nominations.
You’re reading Joel on Software, stuffed with years and years of completely raving mad articles about software development, managing software teams, designing user interfaces, running successful software companies, and rubber duckies.
I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, insanely simple project management, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracker designed to help great teams develop brilliant software, and Kiln, which simplifies source control. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.