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Joel on Software

2000/07/22

by Joel Spolsky
Saturday, July 22, 2000

It's not Microsoft .NET per se that gets me all riled up, it's that everyone has been duped into thinking that this is some kind of revolutionary new thing when it's really one level worse than vaporware: even the vapor isn't there. Read all about it: Microsoft Goes Bonkers.

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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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