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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


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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About the author.

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, which lets you organize anything, together, FogBugz, enlightened issue tracking software for bug tracking, and Kiln, which provides distributed version control and code reviews. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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