Tag: Joel Spolsky

The Development Abstraction Layer

A young man comes to town. He is reasonably good looking, has a little money in his pocket. He finds it easy to talk to women. He doesn’t speak much about his past, but it is clear that he spent a lot of time in a soulless big company. He is naturally friendly and outgoing, …

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The Iceberg Secret, Revealed

“I don’t know what’s wrong with my development team,” the CEO thinks to himself. “Things were going so well when we started this project. For the first couple of weeks, the team cranked like crazy and got a great prototype working. But since then, things seem to have slowed to a crawl. They’re just not …

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