Joel’s the Wonder Man

Okay, so maybe I am a Hype-Monkey. This is possible. But while I’m willing to admit my problems, I urge everyone that has any aspirations at all in the world of Software Development to go and take a dive in the crystal waters of Joel on Software.

There is so much good here. Mind-blowing kind of stuff. Information/Wisdom that you have heard before, in pieces, but here it’s woven together with experience. It’s a single package. Gold Jerry!

The articles I’ve recently read are each and every one a gem.

The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code, Top Five (Wrong) Reasons You Don’t Have Testers, The Law of Leaky Abstractions, and The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing.

But there’s more, a lot more. Check out the Archives.

So just a little plug.

A blog/site like Joel on Software has the effect on me of instantly pushing me to be better at development. It’s been over six months since I last visited, and I wonder why it hasn’t been a regular haunt. Or at least every few weeks.

So to all the Skeptic’s out there (you know what I’m talkin bout), if you never buy into any hype … visit this place. It’s the bomb. And by bomb, I mean unassuming quality site with a gold-mine of information and experience mixed together into wisdom.