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Erik Malund
03/13/06 06:51
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Mt Airy, Nc
USA


 
#112057 - more on the above, the beauty of the hoo
Responding to: Erik Malund's previous message
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.

no such intent.


more on the above, the beauty of the hook:

When working on the initial spec, I always "fantasize" what else the user may want. I do not code it, of course, but code the software to accomodate such, should it come up. Thease features I have named "hooks".

As an example of a succesful "prediction" I coded a piece of industrial equipment to accomodate Multiple languages (an extra hour to use a pointer table, instead of direct pointers) although it only was supposed to "speak" English. When the customer "realized" he wanted Spanish as well, it was a nominal effort to include it. Had I coded with e.g. printf("string") the accomodation of the change would have been a nightmare.

Erik


List of 24 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
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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