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Joel on Software

28

by Joel Spolsky
Thursday, August 28, 2003

The best part of developing shrinkwrap software is the wonderful feeling you get when people actually use your product, the work of your mind and hands, and get great things done.

John's Adventures: “Basically it's a superb piece of software... I used to be a web designer and I've tried virtually everything there is out there and nothing comes close to CityDesk in terms of power, flexibility and ease of updating your site.”

 


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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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, easy web-based collaboration software, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracking and software development tool, and Kiln, a distributed source control system that will blow your socks off. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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