I've been writing stuff here since 2000, and there's so much I've made a couple of actual books out of it—yes, made out of paper and ink!—which you can buy, take on the bus, hold in your hand, read in the bus, and throw at your boss.
Joel on Software contains 45 articles (362 pages) of the best articles from this website, from the early rants about hit-and-run management to the 2004 classic "How Microsoft Lost the API War," with everything in between. (See the table of contents.) Buy it at Amazon.com or at a bookstore near you today!
“... the heft of this actual, physical book is very pleasant. I plan to display it prominently in my cube but for now I am carrying it with me like a schoolboy. ” — C. Patton
User Interface Design for Programmers is a concise and logical introduction to UI design for geeks. It's based on the online book but it's longer, with about 50% all-new material that isn't available online. Buy it at Amazon.com or at a bookstore near you today!
“My family kept asking me how I could possibly be laughing so much at a book on programming.” — Eli Courtwright
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, insanely simple project management, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracker designed to help great teams develop brilliant software, and Kiln, which simplifies source control. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.