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More Joel on software; further thoughts 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...

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More Joel on software; further thoughts 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...

Spolsky, Joel.

Apress

2008

305 pages

$24.99

Paperback

QA76.76

Spolsky started on his meteoric rise to fame (certainly) and fortune (hopefully) with little more than a long experience with computers and an extraordinary ability to make that experience funny. He began his web log in 2000 and immediately impressed nerds and non-nerds alike with his ability to focus on real problems facing software and its developers, and to find simple common-sense solutions that have escaped others. The web log became a text that has become a favorite of novice and veteran programmers alike, and in this new addition Spolsky mines even deeper into his log to find surprising new topics, including managing people, the programming life, the impact of design on usability, large projects. Programming, starting and running a software business, and releasing and revising software. Everybody in the software business should find several significant nuggets here, and Spolsky's caustic humor makes the read worthwhile.

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