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     Joel on office space aa (18 comments)
     .Net/SQL Server -> PHP/MySQL ? Philo (13)
     Best editor: Visual Slick, Vim, .. Panna (29)
     what problems do your code address? Hoang Do (22)
     Shareware Authors Mauricio Macedo (6)
     Am I being unreasonable? RP (34)
     Inappropriate Terminology? John Topley (6)
     Relooking at Decline and Fall.... again? JD (15)
     Salary Increase Negotiations... Anonymous Programmer (33)
     Did Joel buy his copy of LeadTools? Mitch & Murray (from downtown) (13)
     Definition of Bug? Darren. (7)
     Personal Projects Benji Smith (26)
     Minimimum system requirements Nick (10)
     The most amazing "bug" EVER Philo (23)
     FogBugz: Projects practically manage themselves? Bill Tomlinson (16)
     Source Code When Using 3rd Party Tools? Dave (16)
     Is there an international standard for color name? LeggoMyRiceCake (9)
     Japanese characters John (8)
     Coding: Means or End? Philo (40)
     html indentation Jeff (9)
     What's the office floorplan Ryan Phelps (2)
     Personal Firewalls? Yaniv (35)
     Do you own a website? rexguo (38)
     Set VB6 Version number in FinalBuilder Eric Budd (1)
     patent enablement Erik Lickerman (5)
     Trivia - In a For loop, why is I used? Bryan Shaw (36)
     Algorithm for Photoshop's AutoLevel/AutoColors? Joel Spolsky (29)
     outline Nit Wit (1)
     anybody seeing an end to this recession? anon (33)
     Pen-and-Paper coding vs "At-the-keyboard" coding.. Crimson (15)
     Good software for HTML Help Walt (8)
     My problem with Xp programming Vincent Marquez (10)
     Get it? B# (56)
     Legacy Visual Basic 6 Efficiency Question KenB (7)
     Joel and ERWin Philo (8)
     Memory/Concentration enhancing drugs tapiwa (57)
     Languages Realist (3)
     Great forum - another one that is similar.. Panna (5)
     Parallelogram Offices ? Ever tried Feng Shui ? Phil (20)
     Current Date. Prakash S (50)
     Rule Number Four: Great People Can Manage Themselv HeyMacarana (21)
     Adam Osborne Passes ... Mitch & Murray (from downtown) (2)
     Microsoft's pricing Binh (9)
     How about this book?! HeyCoolAid! (0)
     scroll bar ubaid dhiyan (4)
     Lunch At Cubile or Away? KenB (25)
     If you don't hear back from employers anon (5)
     Keeping Your Job Ged Byrne (22)
     Greed and Total Cost of Employment sedwo (93)
     Tech hubs around the globe Nick (19)
     WinCE beats VxWorks in revenue Nat Ersoz (17)
     Project Management software for agile development Philip Dickerson (2)
     MFC Future? Hoang Do (18)
     Tips, Advices for writting EASY to port code Codex (14)
     What One Recruiter Really Thinks of Techies... Fly on the wall (40)
     future of software engineering anon (12)
     Bella's Pet Peeve #542 Bella (14)
     Discussion Forum Software Mark Sanders (22)
     Template Method beginner.net (3)
     Hungarian Notation Benji Smith (40)
     Headphones. Prakash S (33)
     Why do Programmers Hate Documenting? David Clayworth (61)
     Critical Chain, ToC & Project Management. Prakash S (9)
     Advantages to MFC Alai (21)
     Perl and C# Unit Test Examples Alai (6)
     The importance of public speaking in career... Interested Party (15)
     Wrox bankrupt? Philo (19)
     what comes first, product or company? hydrogen (24)
     Finishing a product for equity Ted (14)
     Unlearning .Net Slumming IT (4)
     Automated testing tools? Glade Warner (3)
     The language of functional specs Robin  Schoener (6)
     Converting a .HTML to a .MHT file Tarek Demiati (5)
     Persisting J2EE Web App State John Topley (12)
     Commenting Code Dave B. (51)
     Orphans Preferred ODN (13)
     masters GPA cutoffs? anon (12)
     API vs .NET HeyCoolAid! (29)
     Remember "don't give users MS Access"? Philo (7)
     Looking for a CodeGuru replacement. agnul (12)
     Allowing developers to control their machines? Philo (46)
     OPML The Real PC (1)
     How to get computer with Win95B on the LAN? Win95B! (7)
     Ovum: Offshore services hit the IT mainstream Just me (Sir to you) (7)
     Windows' Biggest Enemy Is NT, Not Linux Just me (Sir to you) (26)
     Call for special software lifecycle models. Vladimir Chladny (5)
     DB schema updates in daily builds na (5)
     Pretenders for senior dev positions Peter C. (29)
     What allows GNU/Linux to produce good software? dh003i (39)
     Genetic Algorithm to Optimize Binary? dh003i (9)
     CAMEL: What is Requisite Pro for, anyway? Philo (4)
     CAMEL: Project update Philo (5)
     Above Average Programmer? Prakash S (7)
     fighting DOS attacks Will (10)
     Ripped from Slashdot:  Is XML too hard? Crimson (20)
     Do employers ever say "No Thank You"? anon (36)
     Military Systems... GiorgioG (12)
     Flawed Application Architecture? Ling (6)
     Any JoelOnSoftware readers in Bangalore, India? Yogi (24)
     Printers collection in VB Better than being unemployed... (6)
     BNF for Visual Basic 6 Ged Byrne (6)
     Spread Sheet/Grid Functionality in J2EE Web Site KenB (15)
     Applets making a comeback? Nick (40)
     Manipulating Very Large Text Files Jason (19)
     looking for a team management software dk (5)
     How to be the best tester in software aditya sachdev (13)
     EJB Performance John McQuilling (11)
     Ever wondered what MS code looks like? TJ Haeser (4)
     Preferences vs. advanced users. mortee (35)
     writing coding tests at interviews Simon (36)
     Automate Changes to MS Doc Properties Baggaridim (4)
     Going from on-line contact to face-to-face Alex Chernavsky (9)
     Getting a CPT program A Student (1)
     ASP/VBScript Question Anon again (3)
     Tools for Load Testing Windows Forms DB App Dave (0)
     politics The Real PC (155)
     Boomerang of offshore outsourcing? T. Norman (70)
     Tracking metrics with FogBUGZ Guy Gervais (6)
     Is FogBuz really required ? Sunish (13)
     Design and implementation as separate roles ODN (14)
     Any experience with post-test analysis? Post-Mortem Pete (6)
     Terms Jay (7)
     Adobe UI - really bad, or is it just me? Kyralessa (22)
     Laptop OS upgrade (XP home to pro) Tim (13)
     Sun focusing on software from now on? Just me (Sir to you) (12)
     Supply Chain Management Software Prakash S (6)
     The Real Problem Xylaphone (23)
     Joel on Writing Beka Pantone (17)
     I have a confession to make. Mark Hoffman (22)
     Social aspects of "world class" developers? Bored Bystander (21)
     3 Forgetful Ladies Bob (6)
     job prospects anonymous (22)
     Real World Metaphore Benji Smith (23)
     MyYahoo alternatives S (10)
     record not found error - error? na (6)
     Community links Napoleon Hill :) (1)
     CAMEL: The morning meeting Philo (9)
     I18N & L10N John (2)
     RSS The Real PC (3)
     How do I make a forum like this one? Antonio J. Galvan (17)
     Cross-platform options? LC (22)
     What does a 'world class' programmer know? Mike Swieton (34)
     Once you go laptop-can you go back??? razib (51)
     O'Reilly Safari Bill Tomlinson (10)
     Web Hosts JSP/Servlet/Tomcat/PHP/MySQL Mark (4)
     Server backup strategy? Chas (2)
     Webhosts Yoav (10)
     Another "interruption" to programming: email? Reginald Braithwaite-Lee (20)
     Warchalking Joe Paradise (12)
     Is Inheritance a Pillar of OO? Ged Byrne (64)
     corporate portal experience gobar (7)
     Website Implementation Prakash S (18)
     Windows Shell Programming John (5)
     How to be a Programmer Paul Wendell (11)
     FTP Relay followup Philo (0)
     Laptop recommendations? Philo (23)
     Do you use a news aggregator?  For what? programmer (9)
     Interesting Groove News Andrew Burton (5)
     Pair Programming Metrics Brent P. Newhall (12)
     "We're in a time crunch on this project..." Philo (22)
     MS Access or MSDE for a new development? Sergio (29)
     Shared email archives Nacho Bracho (6)
     Reluctance to Learn Alai (52)
     What transport do you use for XML? Gertjan de Back (11)
     Unit testing in n-tier app drazen (16)
     Gadget freak or conservative? Mike Swieton (29)
     Project Management Certification Prakash S (5)
     The Tyranny of Email fool for python (30)
     what's your title amaga (31)
     Management buying software without requirements? Philo (17)
     What's your opinion.NET? Walt (18)
     Construx.com Matt H. (2)
     Product focus with testers Better than being unemployed... (8)
     All foreigners rise early Just me (Sir to you) (19)
     Money, taxes, and whining Murry (49)
     Automated Unit Testing Redux Matt H. (5)
     Social Software and the Politics of Groups Just me (Sir to you) (0)
     From Good to Great Quiet Developer (9)
     What is an "Analyst"? programmer (12)
     Outline of a project Michael Zuilkowski (1)
     Reading Habits e.e.ph.d (11)
     Parade Magazine - What People Earn T. Norman (49)
     Building communities via e-mail lists Alex Chernavsky (3)
     POST XML document via HTTPS T.S. (4)
     followup anonymous (9)
     Specialization of developers good for a business? Nathan Arthur (23)
     The new offices mackinac (25)
     Pair Programming Experiences Brent P. Newhall (43)
     New Office Wiring trollbooth (3)
     "shmatta"? Leonardo Herrera (11)
     Search Engines UI Designer (11)
     Automating software testing, tools/howto? Javier Jarava (3)
     The personal voice. sedwo (11)
     Books on Digital Filters Frederik Slijkerman (4)
     'helping out' posting chicken style (8)
     Runtime software evolution Jens Gustavsson (9)
     Microsoft's future plans sherlock_yoda (10)
     Click out tracking script pb (2)
     MSCS or Post-Bac BSCS? Don't know much about CS-ology (5)
     Pros-Cons of VB6 Implements acrossed threads? Wayne (5)
     Dave Frets over Google Zak (26)
     Any SysAdmins Out There? Yoav (26)
     SWEBOK william douglas (0)
     Application Install/Release tools Jason (6)
     project development outlines Michael Zuilkowski (7)
     Book recommendations Jimmy Chonga (9)
     web archive site Will (1)
     My name is Jonah. Prakash S (6)
     __FILE__ and __LINE__ in C# Liron Levy (2)
     Where do bugs come from? nuttin' to read (23)
     Software Development Analogs nuttin' to read (23)
     Best Practices for storage of SSN/SIN? Darren. (13)
     Groove Networks lays off 20% of staff Mitch & Murray (from downtown) (13)
     Oracle or Sql Server is one thing, but SAP? K (12)
     Some of the Best Computer Geek Sites Tom Fairlie (13)
     New Macromedia.com and Rich Internet Apps justAnotherCoder (15)
     Microsoft's road ahead Passater (22)
     convert j2ee application into a web service? sancha (5)
     Anyone knows a huge software crisis? MegaPop (31)
     Automated Tests for Data Extracts Matt H. (9)
     Partnership Software Houses vs. The Factory Tal Rotbart (9)
     Oldest Computer Magazine You Have DB (20)
     Good Job advertisements Just me (Sir to you) (12)
     What do you do with your old tech-books? Enjoy (25)
     Leaky Abstractions & Meta Object Protocol satya (5)
     VB6.0: How to handle an error in Form_Load LearningVB (16)
     Why is printing not exact? Dave B. (17)
     Critique of joel's "why complex forum software bad westyx (12)
     Motley Fool has the best message boards Craig Sullivan (12)
     Selling non existent software features Colin Jennings (29)
     Utility functions and Aspect Oriented Doug Withau (10)
     When did booleans burn you? Philip Janus (28)
     Mobile devices application ideas. scorp (9)
     A++ certification + msce certification shirali210 (2)
     Bad UI Design in just three widgets snotmonster (18)
     Email-enabling discussions .. Jean Jordaan (6)
     Does Anyone Know about Internet Telephony? Tele-Phony Guy (16)
     ldd in windows? Nat Ersoz (8)
     Where does the name Fog Creek come from? 7FFEFEC0 (26)
     One possible JOS improvement... Deep Thinker (6)
     Database modeling in Visio 2002 Jeff (7)
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     Is the forum software available? Olli (9)
     No newsletter Kenneth Branch (2)
     Where are these mentors? Phil Larson (13)
     Hmmm... It's a nice discussion forum, but... Philip Janus (8)
     Shrink-wrapped architecture Shrinky (16)
     Asynchronous lazy load? Mike Swieton (14)
     A good desk Marc (35)
     Right tool Ron Porter (10)
     Joel's email article! Bored Bystander (34)
     The Joel Test The missing item Govindkrishna (13)
     Really building communities? toader (11)
     Do we have to subscribe again? help (3)
     PostgresSQL database, whats your take? Patrik (13)
     Win2K Pro, JVMs and Tomcat Scalability Philippe Back (7)
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     "Less than expert" Technical Professionals? Philo (25)
     Writing Perfect Code? anon (16)
     Why should Joel want your E-mail? Vlad (20)
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     Jetspeed The Real PC (3)
     Python with C or C++? Brian Hall (29)
     Not Programming Justin (23)
     a third place Victor Lombardi (14)
     Handling Errors RM (40)
     New Forum for New York City Joel Spolsky (21)
     Interesting Blogs SunnyAlways (9)
     Utility functions? Andrew Hurst (16)
     Re: Newsletter Andrew Burton (6)
     Software Strategy: Maintaining Legacy Code? X. J. Scott (7)
     Porches and Schools I want a big porch (26)
     why are u doing this joel? ubaid dhiyan (12)
     MS to open source for China Dennis Atkins (25)
     A New Kind of Science Just me (Sir to you) (19)
     The experiment Just me (Sir to you) (18)
     Biggest a-hole in IT Jeff (18)
     Web Services suhu (23)
     how many people to interview Samuel (15)
     Unit testing and project velocity T.S. (20)
     No forwarding? Ranajit Ray (26)
     Drawing roadmap diagrams Beka Pantone (2)
     If not files & directories, then what? Nat Ersoz (57)
     ms sql server vs oracle sql server m . basit munir (50)
     What to do on comments from users? mb (15)
     SourceForge like service for commercial code? Mitch & Murray (from downtown) (16)
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     Code Question Sorta Clock (19)
     Administering Many FTP Accounts Remotely? Bored Bystander (6)
     Yahoo Stores rewritten from Lisp to C++ and Perl runtime (23)
     Project Managers vs. PRoject Leaders KenB (4)
     HTML -> TIFF generation Better than being unemployed... (27)
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     Big Macs, Naked Chefs, GM, Aztec, and Microsoft Albert D. Kallal (45)
     Least "Admirable" means character or opinions? Bored Bystander (9)
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     Palm handles Office Documents better than PocketPC Matthew Lock (7)
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     Ever get screwed without a contract in place? Bella (15)
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     What were your first computers? Matthew Lock (79)
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     Hiring coders versus architects Tom Fairlie (43)
     What language is Windows written in? Curious (30)
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