086: The Working Code Test


Twenty-two years ago, Joel Spolsky wrote an article titled, The Joel Test, which outlines 12-steps for evaluating the quality of a software team. At the time, Joel was working with Microsoft, building products that were delivered on CD-ROM. As such, his day-to-day workflow was somewhat different than the kind of work many of us are used to doing today. That said, much of what he had in his 12-point litmus test still holds true! Which I believe is a testament to how fundamental his insights were. This week on the show, the crew reviews Joel's list, gives each item our personal Yay or Nay, and then adds a few requirements of our own.

Also, if you want a quick run-down of what we discussed, Adam summarized much of what we talked about in The Working Code Test over on his blog.

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