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Old 11-26-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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Things that are memorable, or from your experiences and observations, that you can concur with, and wish you had known much much earlier?

Any opinions or thoughts are welcome
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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Who is Joel Spolsky?
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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Who is Joel Spolsky?
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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Me thinks Joel Spolsky is trying to get blog hits by posting on forums...
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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From my Google search - meh....
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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I will admit to not having heard of Joel Spolsky or his blog before. I did take a look at his site and a few of his articles and he does have real credentials (unlike 99.9% of the people who post here). If you are involved at all in real software development (as in, someone thinks you're worth paying a minimum of $200k a year for what is inside your head), you can probably relate to many of the things he's written about.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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I will admit to not having heard of Joel Spolsky or his blog before. I did take a look at his site and a few of his articles and he does have real credentials (unlike 99.9% of the people who post here).
And I assume you are one of the .1 percenters huh?

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/200...the-shark.html

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For instance, two weeks ago we found out that Joel's company wrote their flagship product, FogBugz, in a proprietary language they created themselves.
FogBugz is written in Wasabi, a very advanced, functional-programming dialect of Basic with closures and lambdas and Rails-like active records that can be compiled down to VBScript, JavaScript, PHP4 or PHP5. Wasabi is a private, in-house language written by one of our best developers that is optimized specifically for developing FogBugz; the Wasabi compiler itself is written in C#.
You couldn't possibly have heard it, but that was the sound of fifty thousand programmers' heads simultaneously exploding.
I guess if one were intimately involved in coding sounds like this guy vs other guys in that field are in a tit-for-tat war like Windows vs Mac

I couldn't care less if a program was written in C++, Fortran, FogBugz or Assembler, I just want it to work as documented with no bugs, no complaints from my users and it doesn't drag the systems down to their knees when running...

~ Standing on pedestal, nose stuck high up in the air my programs are better then your programs...

I guess there are elitists in all walks of life...

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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Me thinks Joel Spolsky is trying to get blog hits by posting on forums...
Um, no.

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If you are involved at all in real software development (as in, someone thinks you're worth paying a minimum of $200k a year for what is inside your head), you can probably relate to many of the things he's written about.
I fall into that category (although I don't yet make that kind of money), and I definitely understand where Joel is coming from, and admire the way he runs his company. He has a true respect for those that create the products that makes his company profitable. I don't agree with everything he's said over the years, but I like the foundations of his philosophy.

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Coding Horror: Has Joel Spolsky Jumped the Shark?

I guess if one were intimately involved in coding sounds like this guy vs other guys in that field are in a tit-for-tat war like Windows vs Mac
Ha, that's the first thing that I thought of when I saw this thread.

The funny thing is that Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood (the Coding Horror author) co-founded Stack Overflow (and thus Stack Exchange) a couple of years later.

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I guess there are elitists in all walks of life...
Yep, just as many zealots and elitist in programing as there are in all of the other tech sectors.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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I've read his blog on and off for years, he's got some interesting insights that most in software dev can relate to but yeah I'd agree he can be kind of on the high horse at times, some of the stuff his says I just roll my eyes.
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