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Joel on Software

2001/08/22

by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, August 22, 2001

For today's topic, I answered some interesting questions readers have sent recently.

"What do you think are the important things students need to learn if they are to become good C++ programmers?"

"I want to find out if there are any interesting tech companies in New York..."

"I'd like to find out about Fog Creek's shrink-wrap strategy and results to date."

"Does Microsoft use VSS for their projects?"

These and more... in today's installment of Ask Joel


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