Posted by arnold
on December 16, 2003 at 2:38 PM PST
... Wherein I point at an interesting article by Joel Spolsky, a comment by myself, and a nice book web site.
Joel Spolsky, of
href="http://www.joelonsoftware.com/">"Joel on Software" fame has posted a new essay called
which is a review of the book
Art of Unix Programming by Eric
S. Raymond . (If you prefer bits to atoms, you can
href="http://www.faqs.org/docs/artu/">read the whole book online for free,
Eric being a famous Open Source advocate.)
[One digression: Follow that link to the book above. You will find yourself on a great website for books:
Amazon Lite . It's Amazon without all the noisy fluff, and is where I go first now to buy books. Very sweet.]
Joel is a pretty isightful guy, and I've spent too many hours browsing his essays, and I recommend it to you as well. This review has some problems (as I note in my Artima blog ), but I like it anyway.