The last few days before shipping a product should be extremely quiet, as the rate of incoming bugs approaches zero. That's where we are now. I've been putting the final touches on a new version of Fog Creek's website (you can see a sneak preview here) and taking the word "Beta" out of the code wherever it appears. We're likely to go live this week -- exactly according to the schedule we set for ourselves six months ago.
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.