The newest in Joel’s long-running Strategy Letter series of excellent articles. Everyone in the programming or web business should read the whole thing, like most of Joel’s good articles, but here’s a good quote if you don’t trust me enough to blindly click my links when I say “READ THIS! IT’S GOOD! JUST READ IT! STOP SKIMMING OVER A MILLION STUPID BLOG HEADLINES AND SPEND THE TIME TO ACTUALLY READ SOMETHING WORTHWHILE HERE!”
So, we don’t care about performance or optimization much anymore.
The developers who ignored performance and blasted ahead adding cool features to their applications will, in the long run, have better applications.
Unrelated sidenote: Joel on Software inspired Tumblr’s feed-import feature. (I came up with it to serve a need that absolutely nobody, including me, actually uses it for today.)