Tue, 16 Dec 2003 21:52:01 GMT

Programming's two cultures
Joel Spolsky is one of the great writers on programming today, and his essay on the differences between Unix programming culture and Windows programming culture — built around a review of Eric Raymond's new book, “The Art of Unix Programming — offers a slew of useful insights. (You don't need to be a programmer to get a lot out of this piece.)

The key idea here: “Unix culture values code which is useful to other programmers, while Windows culture values code which is useful to non-programmers.” [Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment]

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