Painless Functional Specs Part 1 coding philosophy sam on joel Apr 27, 2022

 

This Joel article came out after the Joel Test. One of the aspects of the Joel Test is having a spec. Apparently, Joel got some pushback on that so he launched into a series of articles on Painless Functional Specs. This is the first.

 

A Product of It’s Time

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Character Sets sam on joel Mar 23, 2022

So here is another article inspired by Joel on Software. In this article, titled The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!), Joel talks about the importance of understanding Unicode and...

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The Joel Test sam on joel software engineering Sep 08, 2021

The Joel Test is a classic. It’s been around for a while and is still increbibly relevant. It’s probably one of his most popular articles. I thought I would just go through each item and comment on how they apply to LabVIEW today.

Looking at Joel’s list

  1. Source Control...
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Back to Basics sam on joel software engineering Aug 25, 2021

So here is another article from Joel on Software. In this article, titled Back to the Basics, Joel talks about the importance of understanding how some lower-level things (like how strings are stored and memory management) work. It’s a bit of a rant. His conclusion is...

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Choosing a Language sam on joel software engineering May 26, 2021

I’ve decided to start a new series. I recently bought the book “Joel on Software” by Joel Spolsky. It is a collection of his blog posts. He still continues to produce more content today. Some of the articles in this book are a little dated but they seem to hold up to the...

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