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Joel's new book.

Congratulations, Joel.

Isn't everything in the book already on the site though?

Mr Jack
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Being bundled with Coder to Developer by Mike Gunderloy.  Is that a good deal?

Thursday, August 19, 2004

I want to know where I can collect my royalties for J+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ?

Thursday, August 19, 2004

I think it's great to finally see someone publish a lot of information about Oracle that typicallys passes from DBA to DBA via the oral tradition. Kudos to Joel for his clear presentation and practical book about Oracle; I'll definitely recommend it to my DBA's.


Rob Meyer
Thursday, August 19, 2004

It must be a real hot seller.  Amazon says, "Only 4 left in stock--order soon".  As if that weren't odd enough, there's three *used* copies for sale.  And, as Joel has already noted, there's already three reviews.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

I don't follow why Joel thinks the reviews don't make sense -- ??

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Oh, and yeah, Mr. Jack, almost all of it is on the site. He added an intro and some postscripts/commentary to the articles though.  (Which is what Isaac Asimov used to do from time to time, and yes, I've bought some of those JUST FOR THE COMMENTS :). (Not to imply that Joel is Isaac Asimov. That might be sacreligious.))

My guess is they did this because people like to have real books. I do.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

It is a hot seller for sure: Amazon sales rank of 25 right now.


Ian Sefferman
Thursday, August 19, 2004

"Boss you should read some of the articles on this website by some guy named Joel"


"Boss, read this book by the guy who was a program manager for Excel"


Thursday, August 19, 2004

Wow. I knew Joel was famous, but I never realized how famous he was. I'm sure he never realized it himself.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Philo - "Boss, read this book by the guy who was a program manager for Excel".

Don't forget that this was ~10 years ago, and even then Joel says his "bit" was putting VBA into Excel, nothing to do with the core Excel product itself.

Although Joel does have occassional insights, it sometimes seems that his ideas are based on those days (10 years ago), trying to turn FCS into a mini-me Microsoft.

There's nothing wrong with that, but if someone threw Joel's book at me, I'd catch it, laugh and throw it back, making a mental note that the thrower was easily lead and probably another Joel-wannabe.

Monday, August 23, 2004

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