Kiran Jonnalagadda ( jace ) wrote,
Kiran Jonnalagadda

Introduction to Best Software Writing I

Joel Spolsky’s new book. If you can’t buy it, read the individual pieces online:
  1. Ken Arnold — Style Is Substance
  2. Leon Bambrick — Award for the Silliest User Interface: Windows Search
  3. Michael Bean — The Pitfalls of Outsourcing Programmers
  4. Rory Blyth — Excel as a Database
  5. Adam Bosworth — ICSOC04 Talk
  6. danah boyd — Autistic Social Software
  7. Raymond Chen — Why Not Just Block the Apps That Rely on Undocumented Behavior?
  8. Kevin Cheng and Tom Chi — Kicking the Llama
  9. Cory Doctorow — Save Canada’s Internet from WIPO
  10. ea_spouseEA: The Human Story
  11. Bruce Eckel — Strong Typing vs. Strong Testing
  12. Paul Ford — Processing Processing
  13. Paul Graham — Great Hackers
  14. John Gruber — The Location Field is the New Command Line
  15. Gregor Hohpe — Starbucks Does Not Use Two-Phase Commit
  16. Ron Jeffries — Passion
  17. Eric Johnson — C++ — The Forgotten Trojan Horse
  18. Eric Lippert — How Many Microsoft Employees Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?
  19. Michael “Rands” Lopp — What to do when you’re screwed
  20. Larry Osterman — Larry’s Rules of Software Engineering #2: Measuring Testers by Test Metrics Doesn’t
  21. Mary Poppendieck — Team Compensation (PDF, 1.0 MB)
  22. Rick Schaut — Mac Word 6.0
  23. Clay Shirky — A Group is its Own Worst Enemy
  24. Clay Shirky — Group as User: Flaming and the Design of Social Software
  25. Eric Sink — Closing the Gap (Part 2)
  26. Eric Sink — Hazards of Hiring
  27. Aaron Swartz — PowerPoint Remix
  28. why the lucky stiff — A Quick (and Hopefully Painless) Ride Through Ruby (with Cartoon Foxes)
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