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 web log in March 2000 in order to offer his insights, based on years of experience, on how to improve the world of programming. This web log 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.
What you’ll learn
The best approaches to managing and hiring extraordinary people
Advice for those interested in the software industry as a career and for managers who want to get them
Joel’s unique impressions of how to create products and design—good and bad
An “in the trenches” look at how to start and run an effective software business (or any business for that matter)
A true sense of what it takes to create a differentiated, unique, motivated organization
Who this book is for
Anyone interested in the software business will truly enjoy this book, but in particular this should be required reading for managers of technical businesses.