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Joel on Software


by Joel Spolsky
Thursday, June 14, 2001

I know, it looks the same to you ... but this version of Joel On Software is actually running on a new server inside the Fog Creek offices.

I've been having a lot of fun (!) discovering all the places in Manila where URLs are hardcoded. Even though we're going to redirect the URL joel.editthispage.com to the new computer, I'd like to get rid of as many hardcoded URLs as possible to make sure the site stays portable. There are zillions of links to static.userland.com, a server back at UserLand, which I'm manually adjusting to point to some machine inside Fog Creek.

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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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.

About the author.

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.

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