More Joel on Software

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Juni 2008



Joel, Apress, Blogs, and Blooks

...I was learning the hard way about how to be a publisher and probably spending way too much time looking at web sites and programming than I should have in response to that. Anyway, one day I came across this web site called , which was run by a guy with strong opinions and an unusual, clever writing style, along with a willingness to take on the conventional wisdom. In particular, he was writing this ongoing series about how bad most user interfaces were-mostly because programmers by and large knew, as Joel and I would say, using the same Yiddish-derived NYC vernacular that we both share, "bupkis" about what users really want. And I, like many, was hooked both by the series and the occasional random essay that Joel wrote. And then I had this epiphany: I'm a publisher, I like reading his stuff, why not turn it into a book?...

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            - Gary Cornell, Cofounder, Apress

Since the release of the bestselling title Joel on Software in 2004, requests for a sequel have been relentless. So, we went back to the famed archives and pulled out a new batch of favorites, many of which have been downloaded over one million times. With Joel's newest book, More Joel on Software, you'll get an even better (not to mention updated) feast of Joel's opinions and impressions on software development, software design, running a software business, and so much more.

This is a new selection of essays from the author's web site,

Joel Spolsky started his weblog in March 2000 in order


  1. My First BillG Review
  2. Finding Great Developers
  3. A Field Guide to Developers
  4. Three Management Methods (Introduction)
  5. The Command and Control Management Method
  6. The Econ 101 Management Method
  7. The Identity Management Method
  8. The Perils of JavaSchools
  9. Talk at Yale
  10. Advice for Computer Science College Students
  11. Font Smoothing, Anti-Aliasing, and Subpixel Rendering
  12. A Game of Inches
  13. The Big Picture
  14. Choices = Headaches
  15. It's Not Just Usability
  16. Building Communities with Software
  17. Martian Headsets
  18. Why Are the Microsoft Office File Formats So Complicated?
  19. Where There's Muck, There's Brass
  20. Evidence-Based Scheduling
  21. Strategy Letter VI
  22. Can Your Programming Language Do This?
  23. Making Wrong Code Look Wrong
  24. Foreword to Eric Sink on the Business of Software
  25. Foreword to Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality
  26. Hitting the High Notes
  27. Bionic Office
  28. Up the Tata Without a Tutu
  29. Simplicity
  30. Rub a Dub Dub
  31. Top Twelve Tips for Running a Beta Test
  32. Seven Steps to Remarkable Customer Service
  33. Picking a Ship Date
  34. Camels and Rubber Duckies
  35. Five Whys
  36. Set Your Priorities


Joel Spolsky is a globally recognized expert on the software development process. His web site Joel on Software ( is popular with software developers around the world and has been translated into over 30 languages. As the founder of Fog Creek Software in New York City, he created FogBugz, a popular project management system for software teams. Joel has worked at Microsoft, where he designed Visual Basic for Applications as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, developing an Internet client used by millions. He has written two books: User Interface Design for Programmers (Apress, 2001) and Joel on Software (Apress, 2004). Joel holds a bachelor's of science degree in computer science from Yale University. Before college, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a paratrooper, and he was one of the founders of Kibbutz Hanaton.
EAN: 9781430209874
ISBN: 1430209879
Untertitel: Further Thoughts on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity. 1st ed. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Apress
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: 324 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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