Joel Spolsky: 12 Steps to Better Code

Back in 2000, Joel Spolsky published a set of 12 best practices for a software development team. It’s been around for a long while now and there are only 12 points but it’s very good. Simple, elegant, and worth reading: The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code.

Thanks to Patrick Niemeyer for sending this one my way.

–jrh

James Hamilton

Amazon Web Services

James@amazon.com

 

4 comments on “Joel Spolsky: 12 Steps to Better Code
  1. Some win the lottery. Some get a high quality email alias :-).

    –jrh
    james@amazon.com

  2. Chustar says:

    I get that, I was just wondering why YOU are James@amaozon.com, not the other guys.

  3. I’m not the first james@amazon.com. See Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut (http://www.amazon.com/Amazonia-Years-Epicenter-Dot-Com-Juggernaut/dp/1565848705). It’s a good read by the way.

    –jrh
    james@amazon.com

  4. Chustar says:

    What I’m wondering is: How do you go into Amazon this late in the game and get the email address James@amazon.com? Someone should have gotten it by now. Someone must have been named James at Amazon beforehand.

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