Peter Ireland: 10 Reasons to Shy Away from Venture Capital.
Seth Godin: “There's never been a better time to start a business with no money. This manifesto will show you how.”
(As I wrote last year, VCs do not have goals that are aligned with the goals of the company founders).
Last chance to nominate articles to be included in // comment: The Best Software Essays of 2004. There are a lot of great nominated articles on the list and not a lot of feedback. If you're bored this weekend read through some of them and add your comments to the discussion thread.
Do you know any really, really smart Computer Science undergrads or college marketing geeks? I'll bet they'd love a summer internship at Fog Creek Software in New York City. The pay is good, the benefits are great, and they'll get to make a real contribution to shipping software.
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, 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.