Joel has written some very insightful articles in his time. And as a writer, he's very talented. But then again, he's not right all the time. He doesn't like exceptions. He's not investing time in his toolset.
There's worse to come. He and his people build their FogBugz product using ASP. Well, it's not what I would have done, but clearly they are an MS shop with a considerable investment in MS tools and skills, and if they are happy to run on Windows servers, then it's an understandable decision.
Err, no. It turns out that they do want to be able to run on Linux. So, they have written an ASP to PHP converter. Madness, I tell you, madness. Even if it works.
Deciding upon the platform that you want your software to run on is pretty fundamental. If you want a cross platform application, write it in a cross platform way in the first place.Posted to Software development by Simon Brunning at April 04, 2005 01:34 PM