Oh yeah, that’s why we design before we code

Joel Spolsky has a new article out, and as usual it’s interesting and fun to read.  But one of the best parts for me was actually in a comment from a reader, who linked back to an old article of Joel’s from 2000.  That one was about writing actual specifications before coding actual software.  Sometimes I use the analogy that if you needed to build a house, you wouldn’t begin by delivering a pile of lumber and start hammering, right?  But that’s how some people build software, and Joel’s article points out why that doesn’t work.  It was a great reminder about why we follow our seven-step process in all our projects, in which Design always comes before Construction.

~Armen

Share this post

Related Articles

The Inertia of Names - J Street Technology - Software Development - 98004

The Inertia of Names

The name of something is very important, for clarity and consistency. This is especially true when designing a database system and naming items including tables, fields, and labels.

Read More »
Getting The Most Out of Facebook - J Street Technology - Software Development - 98004

Getting The Most Out of Facebook

Terrific article on utilizing Facebook engagement to your advantage! http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/57438-Using-Owned-Paid-and-Earned-Media-%E2%80%94-on-Facebook-

Read More »