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More Joel on Software [electronic resource] : 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 / by Avram Joel Spolsky.

Author/Creator:
Spolsky, Avram Joel. author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : Apress : Imprint: Apress, 2008.
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Book
1 online resource (311 p.)
Edition:
1st ed. 2008.
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Subjects:
Programming languages (Electronic computers).
Software engineering.
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Programming Languages, Compilers, Interpreters. (search)
Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems. (search)
Language:
English
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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?…  Read the complete Foreword             — 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 JoelonSoftware.com 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, http://www.joelonsoftware.com. Joel Spolsky started his weblog in March 2000 in order to offer his insights, based on years of experience, on how to improve the world of programming. This weblog has become infamous among the programming world, and is linked to more than 600 other web sites and translated into 30+ languages! Spolsky's extraordinary writing skills, technical knowledge, and caustic wit have made him a programming guru. With the success of Joel on Software, there has been a strong demand for additional gems and advice, and this book is the answer to those requests. Containing a collection of all–new articles from the original, More Joel on Software has even more of an edge than the original, and the tips for running a business or managing people have far broader application than the software industry. We feel it is safe to say that this is the most useful book you will buy this year.
Contents:
Managing People
My First Billg Review
Finding Great Developers
A Field Guide to Developers
Three Management Methods (Introduction)
The Command and Control Management Method
The Econ 101 Management Method
The Identity Management Method
Advice to Potential Programmers
The Perils of JavaSchools
Talk at Yale
Advice for Computer Science College Students
The Impact of Design
Font Smoothing, Anti-Aliasing, and Subpixel Rendering
A Game of Inches
The Big Picture
Choices=Headaches
It’s Not Just Usability
Building Communities with Software
Managing Large Projects
Martian Headsets
Why Are the Microsoft Office File Formats So Complicated? (And Some Workarounds)
Where There’s Muck, There’s Brass
Programming Advice
Evidence-Based Scheduling
Strategy Letter VI
Can Your Programming Language Do This?
Making Wrong Code Lood Wrong
Starting a Software Business
Foreword to Eric Sink on the Business of Software
Foreword to Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality
Hitting the High Notes
Running a Software Business
Bionic Office
Up the Tata Without a Tutu
Simplicity
Rub a Dub Dub
Top Twelve Tips for Running a Beta Test
Seven Steps to Remarkable Customer Service
Releasing Software
Picking a Ship Date
Camels and Rubber Duckies
Revising Software
Five Whys
Set Your Priorities.
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
1-281-81091-6
9786611810917
1-4302-0988-7
OCLC:
288467703
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-1-4302-0988-1 doi