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Joel on Software

2000/04/28

by Joel Spolsky
Friday, April 28, 2000

I'm coming to suspect that Microsoft has this one extra marketing team that is not assigned to a product. Their job is to make up a non-thing and market the heck out of it. This year it's NGWS. Last year it was DNA. The year before, it was ActiveX. Before that, it was Intellisense. Even before Intellisense, they had WOSA. What all these have in common is that they don't exist and don't mean anything, but they have a marketing team from Microsoft blathering about them.

There's so much stuff here that it's getting hard to find things! I've added a Site Index now that there's so much stuff here. I also put some links along the bottom of the page.

The book "UI for Programmers" will eventually have 9 chapters. So far 7 chapters have been written.


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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