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Joel on Software

2002/03/20

by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Today I'm learning ADO.NET. Am I crazy, or is this a step backwards?

Adam Fisk: Lose the Joel-Worship!

It's true. I get email from people on development teams who appear to be in some kind of big fight over something, and they are hitting each other over the head with various quotes from me, instead of thinking for themselves, and now they want me to adjudicate, as if I know the first thing about their problems or their world. I haven't yet written the article that says that if you can't think for yourself, no amount of "methodology" is going to save you.


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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