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Joel on Software


by Joel Spolsky
Friday, May 04, 2001

Ooh, someone tried to break into Fog Creek Software while I was here. When Michael came into work he found a window downstairs broken and a screwdriver on the floor. They must have run away when they realized I was here.

Nothing was taken. The police came and searched the place, guns drawn. Very NYPD Blue. (PS: NYC police hate that show). Now we're waiting for the fingerprint people.

From the "Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy" department

Wall Street Journal: SEC Investigates EarthLink's Slatkin
Amid Claims That He Bilked Investors

That company is just all about honesty and integrity.

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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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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