How did you stumble upon www.joelonsoftware.com ?
I saw the Joel's site recommended on Slashdot (http://www.slashdot.org).
I came here from devx.com in about march this year. There was a link to the "Joel Test".
Name withheld because my boss reads here.
I started at Jakob Neilsen's useit.com website and started following links to other sites, then following links on those other sites, and I couldn't tell where I found the link to this site but well... here I am anyway!
A simple search for 'UI design' (with Google) brought this site to my attention. Since then, I check it almost every day when I'm at school to see if it's updated. Often, it is not... Please, Joel, we know you're busy 'n all, but even a small story can make us all happy for a day. :)
A small note at camworld.com back in June led me to this site. Since then, I am stuck here and I like it. Keep up the good work!
Followed a link from rc3.org about a year ago. I believe the link was to one of Joel's articles that later formed his book.
I got it from Dave's scripting.com.
Yep, I got here from www.scripting.com too. It was a link to some point or other, and once I landed on joel I read a lot of the previous articles (according to my journal it was around June 16th, 2001).
I got here after a review of Joel's book on webreference.com's newsletter
I got the link from someone's message on the flipcode.com forums. I spent the next few hours reading _everything_ I coud find on the site. Learned new ways of thinking, and found out about a lot of stuff I was clueless about. Its good to find a place where I can read the opinions and advice of intelligent people who don't start frothing at the mouth when a name like Microsoft is mentioned.
I was doing a search on google.com on something or other, discovered JOS, saw that it was cool, and now I visit regularly.
I read Joel's article on The Motely Fool.
I followed a link from little green footballs (www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php). Upon seeing that it was not full of meaningless drivel like so many of the weblogs on the "A List" (the ones that get heavily linked to), I decided to visit it regularly.
Joel's Good Software Takes 10 years essay was linked on Slashdot. I have been a fan ever since.
I came here from Marcro Cantu's site, when he mentioned about the interesting read on Microsoft's .net vaporware stuff - Microsoft goes bonkers now at http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000049.html.
I can't recall exactly where, but I think I followed a link from Salon. That was one year ago.
I also saw this page mentioned on Slashdot.<BR>I came, I read, I was very impressed.<BR>I love sites with oodles of content...this certainly kept me busy for a few days.<BR>Now I check back a few times a week to keep current.<BR>Joel, thanks a bundle.
I was trying to find a Content Management System for a web site , when I fell on the users list of manila/editthispage service. Joel.editthispage.com was the seventh most visited one, if I remember.
I saw a link to the Architecture Astronauts article from www.haddock.org, and then spent the rest of the afternoon finding stuff to use to back-up my arguments with my bosses.
From Google when tried to find something on UI design. That's about one month ago. Liked it ever since and would like to see more sites like this.
To be honest I don't remember how I came here. Probably the web search for Software Develoment. But I feel like I always wanted to be here, that's why I'm checking this site regularry.
i was searching the web for technical interview questions when i stumbled acroos Joel's Guerilla Guide to Interviewing. I liked the article so much that i went to his home page and devoured all his articles. Since then i am a devoted fan of this site.
anonymous for obvious reasons
I landed here when I was looking (Google) to see if other people shared my frustration with Netscape 6.
I was browsing an Xtreme programming forum, and I stumbled on a link to this site. It stayed in my bookmarks ever since.
Via scripting.com, about a year ago. And like so many others, I liked what I found and stayed around reading.
I can't exactly remember, but I think I came in around the time of the article on interviewing that says the best programmers grok pointers. I think it could have been a link from the off.ramp newsgroup at news.devx.com . All in all, it's an interesting, iconoclastic site. Even if I disagree with an opinion, I am very glad that Joel has taken the time to express them.
Mark Alexander Bertenshaw
I just arrived six months ago..., following a link posted in a Clarion newsgroup to "Good Software takes ten years".
Link from camworld.
A coworker mentioned the Joel Test and handed me a hard copy. The Joel Test can be very persuasive when it comes to getting what you need from your manager.
A Software Architect in our team forwarded an article (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html) to everyone in the project. From that day, I am stuck to this site.
Searched on "sofwtare user interface design" on MSN Search.
I was doing a Google search for usability in relation to designing online applications, and wound up linking to the online version of Joel's book.
My CEO forwarded me the link to "Joel Test" that was sent to him by his son.
I reached this site from the javafaq site
I was searching for info on how to write a functional specification and Joel's article popped up in one of the search engines.
Search for "Software Testing" and came across the Joel Test. Been reading it ever since - even added it to my mobile channels so I can read it on my PDA when away from my desk!
a post on kuro5hin.org pointed to the site about 8 months ago...
I came to a meeting in my colleague's office. Since he was on the phone, I began reading one of Joel's articles he had on his screen. After a minute I e-mailed myself the link, and it's on my favorites ever since.
Like "ba", I came here through a link on Motley Fool, back when I was reading Motley Fool.
Slashdot or Kuro5hin, I don't remember which... this was four months ago.
On the Borland newsgroups there was reference to one of his articles. I've been reading every few days since then.
About a year ago, my project manager posted on our internal discussion board a link to Joel's user interface design articles.
From other recommended sites at www.massless.org - which came up from a search for XML editor in google
I followed a link from a discussion forum of www.corona.bc.ca film's site to a Hobbit name generator site which had a link to a weblog site which linked here.
I followed a link from Dave Winer's http://www.scripting.com . Since then I've seen a lot of pointers in other places.
I followed a link from www.jelovic.com
Perhaps a link from slashdot, perhaps haddock, but I think it was LWN, Linux Weekly News.
Adam in Poland
I get an e-newsletter called Workitecht - tagline is "Architecting balance bewteen work and life" (or something like that.)
A friend told me about it, then told me about it again a couple of weeks later. I finally dove in yesterday, and I've since read most of this site foaming at the mouth.
I read a cranky rant one time about how Netscape had gone nuts. It pointed to the "Things you should never do" article(s). I actually sent that to several colleagues, as well, because two very large companies we dealt with were learning the very same lesson. One of them, I'm unsurprised to say, is now gone.
I was looking for tips on interviewing newbies for recruitment into my company. A search in google with
There was a link in a .NET discussion on Ward's Wiki that pointed to "Microsoft Goes Bonkers". I read that and a few other articles, and mentally filed the site under "interesting places that I can't be bothered to bookmark, but could probably find in a search-engine if I were pressed".
From Keith Dawson's "Tasty Bits from the Technology Front". (Anyone know why Keith's stopped maintaining this?)
I was doing some reading on a Delphi NG (borland.public.delphi.*), and there was a link to one of his articles.
I started reading Joel's articles with his old manila url 2-3 years ago and have subscribed ever since. I moved to this site when it started. It was originally recommended to me by another enthusiastic reader.
It is interesting how I came here.
Clarion Magazine voted Joel's site "Site of the Month" and I've been coming back ever since.
It's been so long I've forgotten HOW i came across this web site, but I've been hooked ever since!
I followed a link from a REALbasic user group list just a couple of days ago. Tons of good stuff here!
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