anyway, the following are quotes from their website that prove to me that they understand software development:
haha. if you are not a hacker you are probably thinking that they are spoiled hackers. well, thats how you get the best hackers. joel is doing a great job of creating a mystique. so, part of them saying all this is a marketing strategy. (ignore that for now) anyway, the thing is that they are focused on doing the best work possible. if you have the best and brightest then you are going to have the best products. i'm not sure there is an argument against that.
anyway, fog creek is awesome. innovation is awesome. learning is awesome.
hackystat ideas from the fog creek website
taking the fogbugz tour shows some interesting charts. take these for example:
the first image is cool, i don't think we thought of that in hackystat. the second image, i think we tried that with the issue version analyses. anyway, i thought those were interesting.