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September 18, 2011

It should be obvious from the lack of activity on this site for such a ridiculous amount of time, but it should be noted “officially” that this blog is in retirement.  Of course, retired blogs are a bit like retired people in that retirement doesn’t mean they completely stop working.

I would like the content here to remain and I may occasionally post here when something relevant comes up. But Fog Creek and Joel have grown well beyond FogBugz and it seemed limiting to continue a FogBugz only blog.  So, after a long break from blogging,which was mostly spent being a soccer dad and software guy, I’ve opened shop again at a new blog.  The Deli is a lot more open to varying topics than FogFanz.

The first post there was about money and college football and the second post was about Trello and FogBugz.  Planned topics include Ruby on Rails, Foobar, Usability, and Agile Development.  Unplanned topics will appear as they happen, or not.



Recap: Dev Days Austin – Keynote

October 16, 2009
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I made the trip down to Austin for the second stop of Stack Overflow Dev Days.  I had a great time even though I barely had time to enjoy being in Austin itself.  I met a lot of interesting folks and was impressed with the crowd as well as the speakers.  It was a busy day, so I will recap individual parts of the day.

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October 7, 2009

The first Stack Overflow Dev Days conference kicks off this morning in Boston. Joel is set to unveil 4 products in his keynote.

My guess would be that StackExchange leaving beta might account for one of the four. Kiln, whatever it really is, should also be announced and explained. What other treats await us?

Get baked with Kiln?

August 20, 2009

Oy vey!  So, Spolsky and crew have been playing coy as usual with their latest product announcement: Kiln.  So what do we (think) we know about this?

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FogBugz 7 with Scrum

August 13, 2009

Daniel Root provides a nice look at how he implements Scrum with FogBugz 7.  And I have to admit I didn’t know about his tip about entering estimates from the list view.   Now I’m wondering if that is new to 7 or if I’ve just missed it all of these years.

I think it would be interesting to see how folks are using the Backlog plugin which Daniel does not appear to use.

Any other Scrum stories out there with FogBugz 7?

Drink The Creek

July 27, 2009

In lieu of a strict feature review of FogBugz 7, FogFanz will attempt a pseudo-philosophical look at the importance of the latest release from Fog Creek Software.  And we poke a stick at the only competition we would consider using.

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First Reviews of FogBugz 7

July 17, 2009

If you have not heard, FogBugz 7 is out the door.  I’m sure there will be some official words from Joel and the Fog Creek crew soon.  In the meantime…

Daniel Root has provided one of (maybe the first) review of FogBugz 7.  If you were not involved with the beta, then this is a good place to go to see what FogBugz 7 has for you.

Daniel Root’s FogBugz 7 Review

As more reviews roll in, I will try to keep a list going here.

I’m in the middle of my own software release in the coming days, so I’m not going to tackle a full review just yet.  But I will provide a mini review of FogBugz 7: I underestimated how useful the sub-cases and tags features would be.