I'm on sabbatical now. I left my last job, at Juno Online Services, last November. Since then I've been travelling, learning, and resting up for the next big thing.Over the next few months I plan to write several articles about software development in this weblog. Keep an eye out for discussions on managing teams of developers at high tech companies; how to motivate and excite people; strategies for software firms, and more.
You’re reading Joel on Software, stuffed with years and years of completely raving mad articles about software development, managing software teams, designing user interfaces, running successful software companies, and rubber duckies.
I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, insanely simple project management, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracker designed to help great teams develop brilliant software, and Kiln, which simplifies source control. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.