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Joel on Software

2000/08/21

by Joel Spolsky
Monday, August 21, 2000

I just got through reading Why Does Software Cost So Much?, an excellent book of essays by Tom DeMarco. I bought the book because it came from one of the authors of Peopleware, which is the all-time best book about software management ever written.

About half the essays prove that Tom DeMarco is simply the world's leading genious of software project management, and you shouldn't skip this book.


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, insanely simple project management, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracker designed to help great teams develop brilliant software, and Kiln, which simplifies source control. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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