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Strange and maddening rules

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:42:45 +0000

There's this popular idea among developers that when you face a problem with code, you should get out a rubber duck and explain, to the duck, exactly how your code was supposed to work. Read more "Strange and maddening rules"

A Dusting of Gamification

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:40:21 +0000

I had to think for a minute to realize that Stack Overflow has “gamification" too. Not a ton. Maybe a dusting of gamification, most of it around reputation. Read more "A Dusting of Gamification"

The Stack Overflow Age

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:32:10 +0000

I want to catch you all up on some stuff but mostly I want to tell the story of Stack Overflow in a not-completely-disorganized way. Read more "The Stack Overflow Age"

Birdcage liners

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:11:34 +0000

My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. Read more "Birdcage liners"

Developers’ side projects

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:00:27 +0000

If you’re a developer working for software company, does that company own what you do in your spare time? Read more "Developers’ side projects"

Developers are Writing the Script for the Future

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:28:39 +0000

Last week I was invited to Slush in Helsinki, where I gave a keynote called “Developers are Writing the Script for the Future.” Here’s a 20 minute video… Read more "Developers are Writing the Script for the Future"

RIP CityDesk

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:18:13 +0000

Sixteen years after launching Joel on Software, it's now running on WordPress. Read more "RIP CityDesk"

Anil Dash is the new CEO of Fog Creek Software

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:19:23 +0000

For the first time since Fog Creek Software was founded more than sixteen years ago, we have a new CEO, Anil Dash. Read more "Anil Dash is the new CEO of Fog Creek Software"

Oh look, a new site!

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:23:21 +0000

I've moved to WordPress. There may be some bugs! Read more "Oh look, a new site!"

Introducing HyperDev

Tue, 31 May 2016 00:14:26 +0000

One more thing… It’s been awhile since we launched a whole new product at Fog Creek Software (the last one was Trello, and that’s doing pretty well).… Read more "Introducing HyperDev"