47,3% Joel Compliant
Joel Spolsky has been the biggest influence in my transition from caring about to loving code. I read every single article from Joel on Software within days after discovering the site two years ago.
But reading Joel's carefully executed bursts of wisdom only left me longing for more. And on the Joel's Programmer's Bookshelf is where I found it. Freshly refined, it proposes nineteen steps to programming enlightenment.
I've taken nine of the steps so far. Each left me feeling noticebly smarter. I can't wait to stand at the top of the stairs.