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Joel on Software

2000/12/21

by Joel Spolsky
Thursday, December 21, 2000

Dave Winer wrote a beautiful foreword for my book.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I couldn't have dreamed of a better foreword. This hits the nail right on the head, Dave!

picture-commas:

The symbol above is representative of what I'm doing today. My copy editor keeps deleting my commas. I keep putting them back. That's the theme of the day!

[PS the picture shows what it looks like in Word with revision marks on, when one person deletes a comma and another person adds it back.]


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, easy web-based collaboration software, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracking and software development tool, and Kiln, a distributed source control system that will blow your socks off. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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