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Good small software companies

Just looking for a list here, criteria is produces good software and looks good to work at.

www.frogware.com

I guess we should put in www.fogcreek.com as well.

Steve
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Are you the guy who asked for the top 10 best software companies? 

Anyway... Any particular interest in location, size, gender distribution, manager-to-programmer ratio?

And what exactly do you mean by "looks good to work at"?
You mean you want places _only_ "looking" good to work at or actually good to work at?

What do you mean by "good to work at" anyway? You want a personal office with a door? Good salary? Reasonable working hours? Short commute? A free minibar?

By the way, what will you do with the list anyway? Looking for a job? Looking to buy a few good companies?

grunt
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

How about one criteria being that the company act as if someone with decision making authority at least saw a copy of Peopleware on a bookshelf at some point in the past?  Or is that too much to ask?

Unfocused Focused
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Hi grunt, no, I didn't ask that question but I just found it - http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=127616

But that's not really what I'm after, I was looking for smaller companies. When I say "looks good to work at", I have never worked at FogCreek, but if I had to make a guess I would it would be good to work there. Why? Nice offices, nice people, good products. I get the same impression about Frogware.

What do I want to do with the list? Nothing in particular. It just brings a smile to my face to see a small software company providing a good place for their employees to work and producing some good software in the meantime.

Another one for the list - http://www.panic.com

Steve
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

http://www.ritlabs.com/
http://www.bradsoft.com/
http://www.netcaptor.com/
http://www.innovative-sol.com/
http://www.microsoft.com/

:)

Manager in Germany
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Somehow I don't think microsoft qualifies as "small".

Chris Kessel
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

How can you forget SourceGear?

http://www.sourcegear.com

JD
http://www.phpkid.org

JD
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

http://www.Axandra.com

Two guys & best support I've ever received!

Anja D.
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

http://www.1stcustomsoftware.com is good small business software company. They support 11 web site I have. They have been a tramendous help over last 4 years.

Hope this helps,
Randy

Randy
Tuesday, June 08, 2004

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