Thanks, Joel

After 10 years of blogging, Joel Spolsky of Joel on Software fame has announced that his blogging days are, as of March 18th, over.

I learnt a great deal about software development and the software business from Joel’s blogging. I’ve also loved watching from the sidelines as Joel’s company, Fog Creek Software went from bootstrapped, faltering start-up to outstanding software development house. Thanks Joel, and good luck with whatever you do next.

Back when I ran an IT consulting firm in Melbourne, Australia, Joel’s book, User Interface Design for Programmers, was required reading. Although I suspect hardly anyone actually read it, and mostly the staff just mocked me behind my back for making them read books. But hey, that’s life as a boss in Australia, right?