An issue I am tracking took me to “Joel on Software” blog, specifically:
This particular blog entry speaks about a “Network Card Configuration” setting known as
Within core Networking group the issue is a bit highly debatable, but he speaks \
writes about it in such way that it is so easy to read and get enlightened and not get up
in the religiosity of it all.
Time was engineers are those in your organizations you place in the basement
somewhere and engage only per muted conversations. But, these days, you can actually
hear them without feeling like they are talking over your head.
And, especially this guy, Joel Spoeky. He and Jeff Atwood created StackExchange.com
(http://stackexchange.com/sites); StackExchange is the motherlode of a variety of QA
Wikipedia’s definition of StackExchange:
The Stack Exchange Network (also called StackExchange) is a group of question and answer websites on topics in many different fields, each website covering a specific topic, where questions, answers, and users are subject to a reputation award process. The websites are modeled after Stack Overflow, a forum for computer programming questions that was the original website in this network. The reputation system is designed to allow the websites to be self-moderating.
In 2008, Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky created Stack Overflow, a question-and-answer website for computer programming questions, which they described as an alternative to the programmer forum Experts-Exchange. In 2009, they started additional websites based on the Stack Overflow model: Server Fault for questions related to system administration and Super User for questions from computer “power users“.
Personally, I never visit the sites directly. But, a google search on anything technical
leads there. There are other QA sites such as ExpertExchange. But, the StackExchange
sites are free and not cluttered.
Back to Joel Spolsky himself. Here is a sampling of materials he covers in his blog
- New York gets a Software Engineering High School
- Two Stories
- How Microsoft Lost the API War (June 13th 2004)
- Management Team
- 12 steps to better code
- The Perils of Java Schools (Joel being a curmudgeon)