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Joel on Software

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

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  • Covers three years of the best essays

  • Ranges from the technical to humorous essays

  • Authored by one of the most popular programmers

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-0753-5
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Table of contents (45 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages N2-xvi
  2. Bits and Bytes: The Practice of Programming

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Choosing a Language

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 3-4
    3. Back to Basics

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 5-15
    4. The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 17-30
    5. Painless Software Schedules

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 77-88
    6. Daily Builds are Your Friend

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 89-94
    7. Hard-Assed Bug Fixin’

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 95-100
    8. Five Worlds

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 101-108
    9. Paper Prototyping

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 109-110
    10. Fire and Motion

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 115-118
    11. Craftsmanship

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 119-124
    12. Three Wrong Ideas from Computer Science

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 125-130
    13. Biculturalism

      • Joel Spolsky
      Pages 131-137

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • .NET
  • Chef
  • Open Source
  • computer science
  • design
  • language
  • programming
  • software

About the author

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.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Joel on Software

  • Book Subtitle: 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

  • Authors: Joel Spolsky

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-0753-5

  • Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Joel Spolsky 2004

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-59059-389-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4302-0753-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 384

  • Number of Illustrations: 58 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Compilers and Interpreters, Software Engineering

Buying options

eBook
USD 29.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-0753-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 37.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)