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Joel Spolsky

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.

Joel Spolsky's Books

More Joel on Software

More Joel on Software

  • Publication Date: June 25, 2008
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-0987-4

Since the release of the bestselling title Joel on Software in 2004, requests for a sequel have been relentless. So, we went back to the famed JoelonSoftware.com archives and pulled out a new batch of favorites, many of which have been downloaded over one million times. Learn More …

Joel on Software

Joel on Software

  • Publication Date: August 15, 2004
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-389-9

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. Learn More …

The Best Software Writing I

The Best Software Writing I

  • Publication Date: June 29, 2005
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-500-8

With a nod to both the serious and funny sides of technical writing, The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky is an entertaining read and a guide to the technical writing literati. Learn More …

Smart and Gets Things Done

Smart and Gets Things Done

  • Publication Date: May 31, 2007
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-838-2

In Smart and Gets Things Done, Joel Spolsky draws from his experience of both working at Microsoft and running his own successful software company based in New York City. Learn More …

User Interface Design for Programmers

User Interface Design for Programmers

  • Publication Date: June 25, 2001
  • ISBN13: 978-1-893115-94-1

This brilliantly readable book covers in detail what programmers need to know about user interface design in a fun and entertaining way. Author Joel Spolsky proposes simple, logical rules that can be applied without any artistic talent to improve any user interface, from traditional GUI applications to websites to consumer electronics. Learn More …