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Joel, Apress, Blogs, and Blooks ...I was learning the hard way about how to be a publisher and probably spending way too much time looking at web sites and programming than I should have in response to that. Anyway, one day I came across this web site called Joel on Software, which was run by a guy with strong opinions and an unusual, clever writing style, along with a willingness to take on the conventional wisdom. In particular, he was writing this ongoing series about how bad most user interfaces were--mostly because programmers by and large knew, as Joel and I would say, using the same Yiddish-derived NYC vernacular that we both share, bupkis about what users really want. And I, like many, was hooked both by the series and the occasional random essay that Joel wrote. And then I had this epiphany: I'm a publisher, I like reading his stuff, why not turn it into a book?... ...I was learning the hard way about how to be a publisher and probably spending way too much time looking at web sites and programming than I should have in response to that. Anyway, one day I came across this web site called, which was run by a guy with strong opinions and an unusual, clever writing style, along with a willingness to take on the conventional wisdom. In particular, he was writing this ongoing series about how bad most user interfaces were--mostly because programmers by and large knew, as Joel and I would say, using the same Yiddish-derived NYC vernacular that we both share, bupkis about what users really want. And I, like many, was hooked both by the series and the occasional random essay that Joel wrote. And then I had this epiphany: I'm a publisher, I like reading his stuff, why not turn it into a book?...

Read the complete Foreword — Gary Cornell, Cofounder, Apress

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. With Joel's newest book, More Joel on Software, you'll get an even better (not to mention updated) feast of Joel's opinions and impressions on software development, software design, running a software business, and so much more.

This is a new selection of essays from the author's web site, http: //www.joelonsoftware.com.

Joel Spolsky started his web log in March 2000 in order to offer his insights, based on years of experience, on how to improve the world of programming. This web log has become infamous among the programming world, and is linked to more than 600 other web sites and translated into 30+ languages

Spolsky's extraordinary writing skills, technical knowledge, and caustic wit have made him a programming guru. With the success of Joel on Software, there has been a strong demand for additional gems and advice, and this book is the answer to those requests.

Containing a collection of all-new articles from the original, More Joel on Software has even more of an edge than the original, and the tips for running a business or managing people have far broader application than the software industry. We feel it is safe to say that this is the most useful book you will buy this year. What you'll learn The best approaches to managing and hiring extraordinary people Advice for those interested in the software industry as a career and for managers who want to get them Joel's unique impressions of how to create products and design--good and bad An in the trenches look at how to start and run an effective software business (or any business for that matter) A true sense of what it takes to create a differentiated, unique, motivated organization Who this book is for

Anyone interested in the software business will truly enjoy this book, but in particular this should be required reading for managers of technical businesses. Table of Contents My First BillG Review Finding Great Developers A Field Guide to Developers Three Management Methods (Introduction) The Command and Control Management Method The Econ 101 Management Method The Identity Management Method The Perils of JavaSchools Talk at Yale Advice for Computer Science College Students Font Smoothing, Anti-Aliasing, and Subpixel Rendering A Game of Inches The Big Picture Choices = Headaches It's Not Just Usability Building Communities with Software Martian Headsets Why Are the Microsoft Office File Formats So Complicated? Where There's Muck, There's Brass Evidence-Based Scheduling Strategy Letter VI Can Your Programming Language Do This? Making Wrong Code Look Wrong Foreword to Eric Sink on the Business of Software Foreword to Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality Hitting the High Notes Bionic Office Up the Tata Without a Tutu Simplicity Rub a Dub Dub Top Twelve Tips for Running a Beta Test Seven Steps to Remarkable Customer Service Picking a Ship Date Camels and Rubber Duckies Five Whys Set Your Priorities

Book News Annotation:

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. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Due to demand from purchasers of Joel on Software, we pulled together this sequel. This book covers every aspect of the programming universe, from praise of hardware, to product management and economics, to testing and coding style, and the best way to write code to the best way to design an office in which to write code. The book will relate to all software programmers or anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of programming, or anyone trying to manage a programmer.

Synopsis:

Joel, Apress, Blogs, and Blooks ...I was learning the hard way about how to be a publisher and probably spending way too much time looking at web sites and programming than I should have in response to that. Anyway, one day I came across this web site called Joel on Software, which was run by a guy with strong opinions and an unusual, clever writing style, along with a willingness to take on the conventional wisdom. In particular, he was writing this ongoing series about how bad most user interfaces were--mostly because programmers by and large knew, as Joel and I would say, using the same Yiddish-derived NYC vernacular that we both share, bupkis about what users really want. And I, like many, was hooked both by the series and the occasional random essay that Joel wrote. And then I had this epiphany: I'm a publisher, I like reading his stuff, why not turn it into a book?... Read the complete Foreword — Gary Cornell, Cofounder, Apress

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. With Joel's newest book, More Joel on Software, you'll get an even better (not to mention updated) feast of Joel's opinions and impressions on software development, software design, running a software business, and so much more.

This is a new selection of essays from the author's web site, http: //www.joelonsoftware.com.

Joel Spolsky started his web log in March 2000 in order to offer his insights, based on years of experience, on how to improve the world of programming. Thisweb log has become infamous among the programming world, and is linked to more than 600 other web sites and translated into 30+ languages

Spolsky's extraordinary writing skills, technical knowledge, and caustic wit have made him a programming guru. With the success of Joel on Software, there has been a strong demand for additional gems and advice, and this book is the answer to those requests.

Containing a collection of all-new articles from the original, More Joel on Software has even more of an edge than the original, and the tips for running a business or managing people have far broader application than the software industry. We feel it is safe to say that this is the most useful book you will buy this year. What you'll learn The best approaches to managing and hiring extraordinary people Advice for those interested in the software industry as a career and for managers who want to get them Joel's unique impressions of how to create products and design--good and bad An in the trenches look at how to start and run an effective software business (or any business for that matter) A true sense of what it takes to create a differentiated, unique, motivated organization

Who is this book for?

Anyone interested in the software business will truly enjoy this book, but in particular this should be required reading for managers of technical businesses. Related Titles Joel on Software The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky Eric Sink on the Business of Software Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail

Synopsis:

More Joel on Software is a selection of essays from http: //www.joelonsoftware.com. Author Joel Spolsky started the web log in March 2000 in order to offer his insights, based on years of experience, on how to improve the world of programming. This log has become well known among the programming world and is linked to more than 600 other websites and translated into 30+ languages

His extraordinary writing skills, technical knowledge, and caustic wit have made Joel a programming guru. With the success of his Joel on Software, there has been a strong demand for more gems from him, and this book is the answer to those requests. What you'll learn Clever writing techniques A broad array of programming techniques

Who is this book for?

Programmers or anyone interested in programming Related Titles Joel on Software The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky Eric Sink on the Business of Software Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail

Product Details

ISBN:
9781430209874
Author:
Spolsky, Joel
Publisher:
Apress
Author:
Spolsky, Joel
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Computer software -- Development -- Management.
Subject:
Computer software -- Development.
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
305
Dimensions:
9.00x6.56x.90 in. 1.04 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Due to demand from purchasers of Joel on Software, we pulled together this sequel. This book covers every aspect of the programming universe, from praise of hardware, to product management and economics, to testing and coding style, and the best way to write code to the best way to design an office in which to write code. The book will relate to all software programmers or anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of programming, or anyone trying to manage a programmer.
"Synopsis" by , Joel, Apress, Blogs, and Blooks ...I was learning the hard way about how to be a publisher and probably spending way too much time looking at web sites and programming than I should have in response to that. Anyway, one day I came across this web site called Joel on Software, which was run by a guy with strong opinions and an unusual, clever writing style, along with a willingness to take on the conventional wisdom. In particular, he was writing this ongoing series about how bad most user interfaces were--mostly because programmers by and large knew, as Joel and I would say, using the same Yiddish-derived NYC vernacular that we both share, bupkis about what users really want. And I, like many, was hooked both by the series and the occasional random essay that Joel wrote. And then I had this epiphany: I'm a publisher, I like reading his stuff, why not turn it into a book?... Read the complete Foreword — Gary Cornell, Cofounder, Apress

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. With Joel's newest book, More Joel on Software, you'll get an even better (not to mention updated) feast of Joel's opinions and impressions on software development, software design, running a software business, and so much more.

This is a new selection of essays from the author's web site, http: //www.joelonsoftware.com.

Joel Spolsky started his web log in March 2000 in order to offer his insights, based on years of experience, on how to improve the world of programming. Thisweb log has become infamous among the programming world, and is linked to more than 600 other web sites and translated into 30+ languages

Spolsky's extraordinary writing skills, technical knowledge, and caustic wit have made him a programming guru. With the success of Joel on Software, there has been a strong demand for additional gems and advice, and this book is the answer to those requests.

Containing a collection of all-new articles from the original, More Joel on Software has even more of an edge than the original, and the tips for running a business or managing people have far broader application than the software industry. We feel it is safe to say that this is the most useful book you will buy this year. What you'll learn The best approaches to managing and hiring extraordinary people Advice for those interested in the software industry as a career and for managers who want to get them Joel's unique impressions of how to create products and design--good and bad An in the trenches look at how to start and run an effective software business (or any business for that matter) A true sense of what it takes to create a differentiated, unique, motivated organization

Who is this book for?

Anyone interested in the software business will truly enjoy this book, but in particular this should be required reading for managers of technical businesses. Related Titles Joel on Software The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky Eric Sink on the Business of Software Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail

"Synopsis" by , More Joel on Software is a selection of essays from http: //www.joelonsoftware.com. Author Joel Spolsky started the web log in March 2000 in order to offer his insights, based on years of experience, on how to improve the world of programming. This log has become well known among the programming world and is linked to more than 600 other websites and translated into 30+ languages

His extraordinary writing skills, technical knowledge, and caustic wit have made Joel a programming guru. With the success of his Joel on Software, there has been a strong demand for more gems from him, and this book is the answer to those requests. What you'll learn Clever writing techniques A broad array of programming techniques

Who is this book for?

Programmers or anyone interested in programming Related Titles Joel on Software The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky Eric Sink on the Business of Software Software Project Secrets: Why Software Projects Fail

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