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Joel on Software


by Joel Spolsky
Thursday, December 07, 2000

OK, I don't normally post random links, but Simple DJ is way cool!

Today is system administration day. And tomorrow. I'd like to think that I'm learning things, but really I'm just spending a lot of time trying different command-line arguments to ./configure. Isn't that a howl!

On my agenda: moving our FogBUGZ demo to a new machine with a huge hard drive; moving all our email to a new machine so that when we move offices, it can continue uninterrupted; getting the various mailing lists moved; and trying to get closer to that happy day when we can toss the [expletive] Qube out the [expletive] window.

UI For Programmers, The Book, is now in the publisher's hands (and those of the tech reviewer). Ah! It's like when you turn in your senior thesis. I have nothing to do this weekend!

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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