Source Code to this board?
Wow just found this site! Great articles. I was wondering if the source code to this message board available?
Take a look at Dave's web site: http://www.sswltd.com
PHP / MySQL version:
Awesome, thanks for the links guys! I'm surprised Joel doesn't offer his source code.
Thanks for the compliment Yaniv!
Joel has said in previous messages that the current source code has a lot of stuff in it that's specific to Fog Creek's setup (server names, databases, etc.) and that cleaning it up to distribute it is not on his list of priorities.
> I'm surprised Joel doesn't offer his source code.
>> "What's surprising about that? He's put a lot of work into it."
I think there's a little more to this forum than meets the eye.
For example, the code for the magic topic-zapping elves has a semi-sentient neural net combined with the first truly random CPU-based random number generator...
"Please. As I was saying, she stumbled upon a solution whereby nearly 99.9% of all test subjects accepted the program, as long as they were given a choice, even if they were only aware of the choice at a near unconscious level. While this answer functioned, it was obviously fundamentally flawed, thus creating the otherwise contradictory systemic anomaly, that if left unchecked might threaten the system itself. Ergo, those that refused the program, while a minority, if unchecked, would constitute an escalating probability of disaster."
"I think there's a little more to this forum than meets the eye."
I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. Or at least this thread.
You mean you have admin rights to this forum? Or that by sharing your knowledge Joel would delete the thread?
I have no admin rights to this forum, I don't really know anything about it that isn't public knowledge. I'm just kidding with you, though I do suspect Joel has some stuff baked in that we don't know about.
Joel sent out an e-mail to his subscribers that gave some hints not only to his motivations for his UI decisions for the forum, but also some of the behind-the-scenes administration that they do here. He asked that it not be publicly re-published (I don't know whether he's taking requests for it off-line though).
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
His "creating communities..." article felt half like someone justifying some gut decisions or decisions based on something other than lengthy thought, and half like someone who actually did make intelligent, well thought out design decisions.
joel san gria
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