Joel and Jeff discuss the relationship between speed and skill, iPhone development, and the value of programming fundamentals.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Jason Calacanis to discuss the business side of software, including Mahalo's "Skee-Ball" economy, when VC funding is appropriate, and whether SEO matters.
Joel and Jeff discuss killer IDEs, how much interview feedback is appropriate (for both parties), and how to teach young programmers who think they know it all.
Joel and Jeff discuss bespoke software development, URL routing, the God Algorithm, and getting your database under version control.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster to discuss the shifting sands of Apple and Microsoft APIs, the value of software development conferences, intuition versus empiricism for developers, and "parrot programming".
Joel and Jeff discuss the launch of Server Fault, how you determine if your code is smelly (or just aromatic), how programmers learn by doing, and how good ideas are too crazy to copy until it's too late.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Joel's business partner Michael Pryor to discuss the wonders of the Computer History Museum, the value of meta, the D.I.Y. ethos, and whether studying black hat techniques is important to programmers.
Joel and Jeff, with guest Alex Papadimoulis of The Daily WTF, discuss the distinction between IT/sysadmins and programmers, online justice for webforums, user-friendly IDs for databases, and the future of software distribution.
Joel and Jeff discuss planning your career, the importance (or not?) of localization, what makes a good moderator, and dealing with programmers who lack interpersonal skills.