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Joel on Software

And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity

Authors: Spolsky, Avram Joel

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About this book

Joel Spolsky began his legendary web log, www.joelonsoftware.com, in March 2000, in order to offer insights for improving the world of programming. Spolsky based these observations on years of personal experience.

The result just a handful of years later? Spolsky's technical knowledge, caustic wit, and extraordinary writing skills have earned him status as a programming guru! His blog has become renowned throughout the programming worldnow linked to more than 600 websites and translated into over 30 languages.

Joel on Software covers every conceivable aspect of software programming—from the best way to write code, to the best way to design an office in which to write code! All programmers, all people who want to enhance their knowledge of programmers, and all who are trying to manage programmers will surely relate to Joel's musings.

About the authors

Joel Spolsky is a globally recognized expert on the software development process. His web site Joel on Software (JoelonSoftware.com) is popular with software developers around the world and has been translated into over 30 languages. As the founder of Fog Creek Software in New York City, he created FogBugz, a popular project management system for software teams. Joel has worked at Microsoft, where he designed Visual Basic for Applications as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, developing an Internet client used by millions. He has written two books: User Interface Design for Programmers (Apress, 2001) and Joel on Software (Apress, 2004). Joel holds a bachelor's of science degree in computer science from Yale University. Before college, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a paratrooper, and he was one of the founders of Kibbutz Hanaton.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Choosing a Language

    Spolsky, Joel

    Pages 3-4

  • Back to Basics

    Spolsky, Joel

    Pages 5-15

  • The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code

    Spolsky, Joel

    Pages 17-30

  • The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know about Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)

    Spolsky, Joel

    Pages 31-43

  • Painless Functional Specifications Part 1: Why Bother?

    Spolsky, Joel

    Pages 45-51

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0753-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $24.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-389-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Joel on Software
Book Subtitle
And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Joel Spolsky
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0753-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0753-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-389-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 384
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations
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