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Do you write specs before you start coding?   [Edit]

Survey period: 26 Mar 2012 to 2 Apr 2012

Whether or not you update, or even follow, the original specs after coding starts, do you produce at least something before you start cranking the code?

OptionVotes% 
We write formal specs before we start coding27521.70
We do informal specs before we start coding22217.52
We sketch out the general idea before we code37329.44
We discuss, formally or informally, the approach we'll use before we code24018.94
We don't do specs.16112.71



 
GeneralRadio buttons don't always fit Pin
Manfred Rudolf Bihy30-Mar-12 9:53
professionalManfred Rudolf Bihy30-Mar-12 9:53 
GeneralI write specs...then someone else implements it and changes everything! Pin
Tom Clement29-Mar-12 12:27
professionalTom Clement29-Mar-12 12:27 
GeneralThe problem with spec... Pin
Nicolas Dorier29-Mar-12 7:46
professionalNicolas Dorier29-Mar-12 7:46 
GeneralThere are two software truth Pin
koolprasad200328-Mar-12 20:32
professionalkoolprasad200328-Mar-12 20:32 
GeneralRe: There are two software truth Pin
Nelek28-Mar-12 22:05
protectorNelek28-Mar-12 22:05 
GeneralRe: There are two software truth Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳29-Mar-12 0:51
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳29-Mar-12 0:51 
GeneralRe: There are two software truth Pin
member6021-May-12 23:31
member6021-May-12 23:31 
GeneralI think it does not have a real answer Pin
lme914628-Mar-12 17:26
lme914628-Mar-12 17:26 
GeneralBudget dependant Pin
Davide Zaccanti28-Mar-12 7:01
Davide Zaccanti28-Mar-12 7:01 
How can you let customers (or internal manager) approve budget without a well detailed description and development time plan ?

Without specs everyone feel unsatisfied all ends in “I believe that…”

"Verba volant, scripta manent"
GeneralRe: Budget dependant Pin
Nicolas Dorier29-Mar-12 7:40
professionalNicolas Dorier29-Mar-12 7:40 
GeneralRe: Budget dependant Pin
Davide Zaccanti29-Mar-12 7:54
Davide Zaccanti29-Mar-12 7:54 
GeneralPoll is missing an option :P Pin
robertw01928-Mar-12 3:31
robertw01928-Mar-12 3:31 
AnswerClient first, then ArgoUML Pin
VRavelo.Sanchez27-Mar-12 5:30
VRavelo.Sanchez27-Mar-12 5:30 
GeneralDepends on customer Pin
Vivi Chellappa26-Mar-12 16:28
professionalVivi Chellappa26-Mar-12 16:28 
GeneralThat depends... Pin
Rob Grainger26-Mar-12 11:29
Rob Grainger26-Mar-12 11:29 
GeneralI Like the Sound of It Pin
W Balboos, GHB26-Mar-12 8:34
W Balboos, GHB26-Mar-12 8:34 
GeneralDocumentation is like sex… Pin
morphyna26-Mar-12 6:29
morphyna26-Mar-12 6:29 
GeneralRe: Documentation is like sex… Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳29-Mar-12 0:57
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳29-Mar-12 0:57 
GeneralSpec is bureaucracy, sometime a bit useful. :) Pin
Thornik26-Mar-12 5:31
Thornik26-Mar-12 5:31 
GeneralIt depends... Pin
Michael Bergman26-Mar-12 4:32
Michael Bergman26-Mar-12 4:32 
GeneralI not We Pin
Ben Daq26-Mar-12 3:09
Ben Daq26-Mar-12 3:09 
GeneralWe write formal detailed specs and plans... PinPopular
Nemanja Trifunovic26-Mar-12 3:05
Nemanja Trifunovic26-Mar-12 3:05 
GeneralInformal then formal Pin
S Houghtelin26-Mar-12 2:10
professionalS Houghtelin26-Mar-12 2:10 
GeneralComplex customer == complex specifications Pin
Oshtri Deka26-Mar-12 1:18
professionalOshtri Deka26-Mar-12 1:18 
GeneralWe do them but... Pin
Nelek26-Mar-12 1:00
protectorNelek26-Mar-12 1:00 

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