Joel Spolsky


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Joel Spolsky is a globally-recognized expert on the software development process. His website Joel on Software <http://www.joelonsoftware.com/> is popular with software developers around the world and has been translated into more than 30 languages. He created FogBugz, a popular project management system for software teams. He has worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, developing an Internet client used by millions. He has written three books: User Interface Design for Programmers (Apress, 2001), Joel on Software (Apress, 2004), and recently, Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent (Apress, 2007), and writes a monthly column for Inc. magazine, where he is a contributing editor. He holds a BS 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.