As promised (months ago!) I've completely revamped my list of recommended books. I've always wanted this to be a "programmers bookshelf" listing the books that I think every software developer should read. So I removed some books, good ones but not crucial ones, and I added a bunch of books, and came up with 19 must-read books (plus 2 books if you want to become a programmer). Visit the new Book Reviews page.
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, easy web-based collaboration software, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracking and software development tool, and Kiln, a distributed source control system that will blow your socks off. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.