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THE BEST SOFTWARE WRITING I by Joel Spolsky

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John GruberTHE LOCATION FIELD IS THENEW COMMAND LINE1

I used to hate the idea that application development was moving to the Web. Web browser–based interfaces, to me, were a huge step backward, hailing back to the generation of mainframes with their awful CICS interfaces. You get a form, you fill it out, you press Enter, and you wait a few seconds while a mainframe in Dubuque decides what form you get to fill out next.

Gaaaaaaaah!

But I'm coming around. Browsers have gotten a lot better, every body has upgraded, and the web development community has stopped worrying about poor old Aunt Marge still running Netscape 0.9. Creative programmers have shown us breathtakingly interactive user interfaces built on the Web, like Flickr (http://www.flickr.com ...

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