In his most recent posting about distributed version control, in the final paragraph, Joel calls it a day….
I seem to have run out the clock on this site. It has been an extreme honor to have you reading my essays over the last ten years. I couldn’t ask for a greater group of readers.
I thank Joel for his contributions to the software engineering community. His blog has been of great inspiration to me, especially concerning non-technical aspects of software engineering and running a software business. Sure, I did not always agree with everything but over the years I have learned that when he puts forward a concept or an idea it is usually well-founded and pretty darn hard to argue with
He is one of those writers that can make you aware consciously of things you sort of knew intuitively but couldn’t explain to anyone else. If you’re unfamiliar with his blog, spend a few hours on it today. His posts are nicely categorized by team roles (see the right-hand column on the homepage) so there’s bound to be something there for you.