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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. Table of Contents Choosing a Language Back to Basics The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses ) Painless Functional Specifications Part 1: Why Bother? Painless Functional Specifications Part 2: What's a Spec? Painless Functional Specifications Part 3: But . . . How? Painless Functional Specifications Part 4: Tips Painless Software Schedules Daily Builds Are Your Friend Hard-Assed Bug Fixin? Five Worlds Paper Prototyping Don?t Let Architecture Astronauts Scare You Fire and Motion Craftsmanship Three Wrong Ideas from Computer Science Biculturalism Get Crash Reports From Users?Automatically The Guerilla Guide to Interviewing Incentive Pay Considered Harmful Top Five (Wrong) Reasons You Don?t Have Testers Human Task Switches Considered Harmful Things You Should Never Do, Part One The Iceberg Secret, Revealed The Law of Leaky Abstractions Lord Palmerston on Programming Measurement Rick Chapman Is In Search of Stupidity What Is the Work of Dogs in This Country? Getting Things Done When You?re Only a Grunt Two Stories Big Macs vs. The Naked Chef Nothing Is As Simple As It Seems In Defense of Not-Invented-Here Syndrome Strategy Letter I: Ben & Jerry's vs. Amazon Strategy Letter II: Chicken-and-Egg Problems Strategy Letter III: Let Me Go Back Strategy Letter IV: Bloatware and the 80/20 Myth Strategy Letter V: The Economics of Open Source A Week of Murphy's Law Gone Wild How Microsoft Lost the API War Microsoft Goes Bonkers Our .NET Strategy Please Sir May I Have a Linker?

Book News Annotation:

Intended for programmers who have been promoted to manager without any management background, this book explores programming practices for writing better code, offers advice on managing programmers and programming teams, and suggests strategies for creating a sustainable software development business. The 45 articles were originally published on the joelonsoftware.com web site. The long subtitle reads as follows: ...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.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In this selection of essays from the author's Web site, Spolsky covers every imaginable aspect of software programming, from the best way to write code to the best way to design an office. The book relates to all software programmers (Microsoft and Open Source), anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of programming, or anyone trying to manage a programmer.

Synopsis:

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 six hundred websites and translated into over thirty languages.

Joel on Software covers every conceivable aspect of software programmingfrom 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.

Synopsis:

This is a selection of essays from the author's Web site, http://www.joelonsoftware.com. 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. His extraordinary writing skills, technical knowledge, and caustic wit have made him a programming guru. This log has become infamous among the programming world, and is linked to more than 600 other websites and translated into 30+ languages!

This book covers every imaginable aspect of software programming, from 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 (Microsoft and Open Source), anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of programming, or anyone trying to manage a programmer. Spolsky will be writing an introduction for the book.

Table of Contents

Craftsmanship.- Finding an Office in New York City.- Getting Things Done When You're Only a Grunt.- Command and Conquer and the Herd of Coconuts.- Fire and Motion.- Microsoft Goes Bonkers.- The Law of Leaky Abstractions.- Nothing is as Simple as it Seems.- Fixing Venture Capital.- The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code.- Two Stories.- More on Sabbaticals.- The Iceberg Secret Revealed.- Top Five (Wrong) Reasons You Don't Have Testers.- Things You Should Never Do.- Where Do These People Get Their (Unoriginal) Ideas?- In Defense of Not-Invented-Here Syndrome.- Ben and Jerry's vs. Amazon.- Chicken and Egg Problems.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590593899
Author:
Spolsky, Joel
Publisher:
Apress
Author:
Spolsky, Joel
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Development
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Computer software -- Development.
Subject:
Social Aspects - General
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Edition Description:
New
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.02x6.08x.98 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this selection of essays from the author's Web site, Spolsky covers every imaginable aspect of software programming, from the best way to write code to the best way to design an office. The book relates to all software programmers (Microsoft and Open Source), anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of programming, or anyone trying to manage a programmer.
"Synopsis" by , 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 six hundred websites and translated into over thirty languages.

Joel on Software covers every conceivable aspect of software programmingfrom 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.

"Synopsis" by , This is a selection of essays from the author's Web site, http://www.joelonsoftware.com. 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. His extraordinary writing skills, technical knowledge, and caustic wit have made him a programming guru. This log has become infamous among the programming world, and is linked to more than 600 other websites and translated into 30+ languages!

This book covers every imaginable aspect of software programming, from 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 (Microsoft and Open Source), anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of programming, or anyone trying to manage a programmer. Spolsky will be writing an introduction for the book.

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