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by Joel Spolsky
Friday, August 20, 2004

I've been writing stuff here since 2000, and there's so much I've made a couple of actual books out of ityes, 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


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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