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Joel on Software


by Joel Spolsky
Thursday, June 23, 2005

The Best Software Writing I is #1 in computer books on Amazon!

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The publisher told me they sold out of the first printing in three days. Apparently it is completely whuping "PMP Exam Prep (4th Edition)", which is number 2. They probably didn't think to put Leon Bambrick's drawing of a cow in their book.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on Sony UI design: "I have a lot of trouble with your remote controls. Too many arrows." Me too.

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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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, which lets you organize anything, together, FogBugz, enlightened issue tracking software for bug tracking, and Kiln, which provides distributed version control and code reviews. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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