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The Best Software Writing I by Joel Spolsky
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Dec 03, 2007

liked it
bookshelves: code-monkey, nonfiction

I liked Joel on Software, which is mostly a compilation of articles Joel Spolsky wrote for his blog. I thought the paper copy offered something beyond what I would get from just browsing through Spolsky's archives on the net. Sadly, I do not really have the same feeling about Best Software Writing. Most of these articles first appeared online somewhere, and while many of them are reasonably entertaining -- and the editorial footnotes are sometimes hilarious -- I'm no longer so sure that I would prefer to have the collection compiled as a book rather than as an annotated list of hyperlinks.

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