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Joel on Software

07

by Joel Spolsky
Saturday, June 07, 2003

Steve Pavlina has written up some great business tips for shareware and games developers.

Steven Den Beste: “Citydesk cannot be beaten.” [Well, not without knowing the cheat codes.]

Ellen Ullman's new book The Bug is a terrific novel about a programmer coming unravelled because of a killer bug nicknamed The Jester which seems to only appear at the worst possible times. Highly recommended. (There's a bug in the book, too, probably left in as a reward for real programmers. I don't want to spoil it for you so I'll describe it in an HTML comment right here.)


Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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