Contents of Joel on Software, the Book
Thursday, August 19, 2004
Contents of the Joel on Software book:
- Introduction (all new!)
- 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
- 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
- Three Wrong Ideas From Computer Science
- Every Crash, Everywhere
- Incentive Pay Considered Harmful
- Top Five (Wrong) Reasons You Don't Have Testers
- Human Task Switches Considered Harmful
- Things You Should Never Do, Part I
- The Iceberg Secret, Revealed
- The Law of Leaky Abstractions
- Lord Palmerston on Programming
- Foreword to "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 and 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
- Murphy's Law Gone Wild
- How Microsoft Lost the API War
- Microsoft Goes Bonkers
- Our .NET Strategy
- Please Sir May I Have a Linker?
- The Best of Ask Joel
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