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Joel on Software

Craftsmanship

by Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Maxim Shemanarev: “The amazing thing is there is no rocket science! Nothing to patent! All information is publicly available and/or deducible from what we see. You only need to use a bit of your engineering intuition plus common sense. So, it goes. You can download an application with full sources in the end of the article and play with it, but not now, please. Now be patient to read rather a long story.” Wow!


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