Joel on Software

Joel on Software
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 17:14:00 GMT
You’ve probably seen web editors based on the idea of blocks. I’m typing this in WordPress, which has a little + button that brings up a long… Read more "Making the web better. With blocks!"
Joel on Software
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:36:19 GMT
The other day I was talking to a young developer working on a code base with tons of COM code, and I told him that even before… Read more "Kinda a big announcement"
Joel on Software
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:12:25 GMT
Sometimes simulating complex systems is the best way to understand them. Read more "HASH: a free, online platform for modeling the world"
Joel on Software
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:51:39 GMT
For the last couple of months, Prashanth Chandrasekar has been getting settled in as the new CEO of Stack Overflow. I’m still going on some customer calls… Read more "So, how’s that retirement thing going, anyway?"
Joel on Software
Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:00:17 GMT
Last March, I shared that we were starting to look for a new CEO for Stack Overflow. We were looking for that rare combination of someone who… Read more "Welcome, Prashanth!"
Joel on Software
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 14:00:53 GMT
We’re looking for a new CEO for Stack Overflow. I’m stepping out of the day-to-day and up to the role of Chairman of the Board. Read more "The next CEO of Stack Overflow"
Joel on Software
Thu, 03 May 2018 12:58:25 GMT
New product: Stack Overflow for Teams lets you direct questions to members of your own team, company, or organization. Read more "Announcing Stack Overflow for Teams"
Joel on Software
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:42:45 GMT
There's this popular idea among developers that when you face a problem with code, you should get out a rubber duck and explain, to the duck, exactly how your code was supposed to work. Read more "Strange and maddening rules"
Joel on Software
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:40:21 GMT
I had to think for a minute to realize that Stack Overflow has “gamification" too. Not a ton. Maybe a dusting of gamification, most of it around reputation. Read more "A Dusting of Gamification"
Joel on Software
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:32:10 GMT
I want to catch you all up on some stuff but mostly I want to tell the story of Stack Overflow in a not-completely-disorganized way. Read more "The Stack Overflow Age"