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Best Software Writing - Volume 1
Contributor(s): Spolsky, Joel (Editor)

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ISBN: 1590595009     ISBN-13: 9781590595008
Publisher: Apress
OUR PRICE: $28.49  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2005

Annotation: It's nice having a collection of high-quality writing related to software and the business in one place instead of trawling the Web for it. -- Meryl K. Evans, meryl.net & Slashdot Contributor

...an entertaining read with a number of enlightening insights into what I do for a living... -- Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings

The whole book is fantastic though, and you should absolutely pick it up...in dead tree form. -- Garrett Rooney, Software Engineer and Author

This is a book worth checking out, even if you're not a software developer. -- David Bindel, Tea Total

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: Ken 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 Lippert Michael Lopp Larry Osterman Mary Poppendieck Rick Schaut Aaron Swartz Clay Shirky Eric Sink why the lucky stiff

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Computer software; Development.
Software engineering.
Computer programming.
BISAC Categories:
- Computers | Programming
- Computers | Software Development & Engineering
Dewey: 005.1
LCCN: bl2005015272
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.00" (0.90 lbs) 328 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): 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 science degree in computer science from Yale University. Before college, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a paratrooper, and he was one of the founders of Kibbutz Hanaton.
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