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Jan Waclawek
03/10/06 08:40
  03/10/06 08:42

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#111908 - you have an easy life won't you
Responding to: Erik Malund's previous message
Erik Malund said:
the most important "document" is the one you write before you write one single line of code. This "document" describes why, what and how.

You two have a very nice and easy living, having defined your work beforehands.
So far I never managed to get more than about 10% of what is really needed before I presented version 0.1 to the client/boss/whoever. I guess if I'd be able to write down a specification and strictly obey it, anybody else could do my job as well.

The program-documented-inside plus user manual is a great idea; although some of the user manuals get hopelessly obsolete and unusable by the time the project reaches v3.5 and stabilises (related to the problem described above) - and by that time everybody is too tired to update it and there is also no need, as all the related parties understand very well the peculiarities of the problem by then...

Plus I try to write programs rather than code (OK it's not true as I am a real showoff but I should do so) :-)

Jan Waclawek

List of 24 messages in thread
How do you manage Documentation?      Vignesh Prasad      03/10/06 06:04      
   As soon as you finish??      Andy Neil      03/10/06 07:13      
      User Manual      Vignesh Prasad      03/10/06 10:48      
         it all is very simple      Erik Malund      03/10/06 10:56      
   too late and totally wrong      Erik Malund      03/10/06 07:36      
      you have an easy life won't you      Jan Waclawek      03/10/06 08:40      
         Of course, you only have enough informat      Erik Malund      03/10/06 09:12      
            more on the above, the beauty of the hoo      Erik Malund      03/13/06 06:51      
               in C?      Jan Waclawek      03/13/06 07:51      
                  please do not accuse me of unnatural act      Erik Malund      03/13/06 08:02      
         Design Info      Ian Bell      03/11/06 07:13      
            viewpoint      Jan Waclawek      03/12/06 13:09      
               General Principles      Ian Bell      03/12/06 13:38      
                  the clients...      Jan Waclawek      03/12/06 14:00      
                     Client Variety      Ian Bell      03/14/06 05:26      
                     It's like I said last month ...      Richard Erlacher      04/02/06 18:25      
                  Great      Vignesh Prasad      04/01/06 00:31      
                     I, J OK      Ian Bell      04/02/06 15:10      
                        Repetition      Vignesh Prasad      04/03/06 10:40      
                           My old DOS based suite...      David Smith      04/03/06 11:17      
               Two categories      Oliver Sedlacek      04/03/06 02:34      
                  MIL498      Mahmood Elnasser      04/03/06 13:35      
   write the documentation first      Richard Erlacher      03/11/06 11:50      
      Good points..      Vignesh Prasad      03/12/06 10:05      

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