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Joel on Software

21

by Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, October 21, 2003

PDC MapGoing to the PDC?

Anyone going to the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles? Let's meet at the ASP Today/Apress booth (booth 533). I'll be hanging out, signing books, and passing out free copies of FogBUGZ.

Monday 10/27 - 12:30 - 1:30
Tuesday 10/28 - 11:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 10/29 - 1:00 - 2:00

Terror Profiles Don't Work

Bruce Schneier: “I think we need to put all U.S. ex-servicemen on a special watch list, because they obviously could be terrorists. I think we should flag them for ‘special screening’ when they fly and think twice before allowing them to take scuba-diving lessons. What do you think of my idea? I hope you're appalled, incensed and angry...”


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, which lets you organize anything, together, FogBugz, enlightened issue tracking software for bug tracking, and Kiln, which provides distributed version control and code reviews. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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