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Best Software Writing I

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ISBN-10: 1590595009

ISBN-13: 9781590595008

Edition: 2005

Authors: Joel Spolsky

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Frustrated by the lack of well-written essays on software engineering, Joel Spolsky (of www.joelonsoftware.com fame) has put together a collection of his favorite writings on the topic. With a nod to both the serious and funny sides of technical writing, "The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky is an entertaining read and a guide to the technical writing literati. The Best Software Writing I contains writings from: Kevin Arnold Leon Bambrick Michael Bean Rory Blyth Adam Bosworth danah boyd Raymond Chen Kevin Cheng and Tom Chi Cory Doctorow ea_spouse Bruce Eckel Paul Ford Paul Graham John Gruber Gregor Hohpe Ron Jeffries Eric Johnson Eric…    
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Apress L. P.
Publication date: 10/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Joel Spolsky is a globally recognized expert on the software development process. His web site Joel on Software ( JoelonSoftware.com ) 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…    

About the Editor
About the Authors
Introduction
Style Is Substance
Award for the Silliest User Interface: Windows Search
The Pitfalls of Outsourcing Programmers
Excel as a Database
ICSOC04 Talk
Autistic Social Software
Why Not Just Block the Apps That Rely on Undocumented Behavior?
Kicking the Llama
Save Canada's Internet from WIPO
EA: The Human Story
Strong Typing vs. Strong Testing
Processing Processing
Great Hackers
The Location Field Is the New Command Line
Starbucks Does Not Use Two-Phase Commit
Passion
C++-The Forgotten Trojan Horse
How Many Microsoft Employees Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
What to Do When You're Screwed
Larry's Rules of Software Engineering #2: Measuring Testers by Test Metrics Doesn't
Team Compensation
Mac Word 6.0
A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy
Group as User: Flaming and the Design of Social Software
Closing the Gap, Part 1
Closing the Gap, Part 2
Hazards of Hiring
PowerPoint Remix
A Quick (and Hopefully Painless) Ride Through Ruby (with Cartoon Foxes)
Index