Smart and Gets Things Done

Joel Spolsky's Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent

Authors: Spolsky, Avram Joel

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  • Joel Spolsky is the #1 ranked blogger in the technical space and is widely quoted even in the mainstream media (for example Smart Money and the Wall Street Journal)
  • Joel Spolsky is well-known in his field, notably because of his Joelonsoftware.com website
  • He has a large and devoted following, all his previous books have been best sellers with back list appeal
  • Appeal will be broad; managers will buy the book to learn how to hire more effectively, programmers will buy the book to better learn how to be hired
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About this book

A guide to attracting, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the best technical talent.

  • A comprehensive system for hiring top–notch technical employees
  • Packed with useful information and specific advice written in a breezy, humorous style
  • Learn how to find great people—and get them to work for you—in an afternoon!

The top software developers are ten times more productive than average developers. Ten times. You can't afford not to hire them. But if you haven't been reading Joel Spolsky's books or blog, you probably don't know how to find them and make them want to work for you.

In this brief book, Joel reveals all his secrets—from his years at Microsoft, and as the co–founder of Fog Creek Software—for recruiting the best developers in the world.

If you've ever wondered what you should be looking for in a resume, if you've ever struggled to decide whether to hire someone at the end of an interview, or if you're wondering why you can't find great programmers, stop everything and read this book.

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.

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"Programming-employment decisions are a critical managerial process. … Spolsky asserts that ‘the real trick to management is to make people identify with the goals you’re trying to achieve.’ … Spolsky concludes with the self-designed ‘Joel Test,’ which rates the quality of a software team. … Managers, recruiters, and programmers will enjoy this easy read." (Brad Reid, ACM Computing Reviews, September, 2008)


Buy this book

eBook $9.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0254-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $16.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-838-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smart and Gets Things Done
Book Subtitle
Joel Spolsky's Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Avram Joel Spolsky
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0254-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0254-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-838-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 200
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