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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?

We write formal specs before we start coding27521.70275 votes, 21.70%
We do informal specs before we start coding22217.52222 votes, 17.52%
We sketch out the general idea before we code37329.44373 votes, 29.44%
We discuss, formally or informally, the approach we'll use before we code24018.94240 votes, 18.94%
We don't do specs.16112.71161 votes, 12.71%

GeneralRadio buttons don't always fit PinmvpManfred R. Bihy30-Mar-12 10:53 
GeneralI write specs...then someone else implements it and changes everything! PinmentorTom Clement29-Mar-12 13:27 
GeneralThe problem with spec... PinmemberNicolas Dorier29-Mar-12 8:46 
GeneralThere are two software truth Pinmemberkoolprasad200328-Mar-12 21:32 
GeneralRe: There are two software truth PinmemberNelek28-Mar-12 23:05 
GeneralRe: There are two software truth PinmemberXiangyang Liu 刘向阳29-Mar-12 1:51 
GeneralRe: There are two software truth Pinmembermember6022-May-12 0:31 
GeneralI think it does not have a real answer Pinmemberlme914628-Mar-12 18:26 
GeneralBudget dependant PinmemberDavide Zaccanti28-Mar-12 8:01 
GeneralRe: Budget dependant PinmemberNicolas Dorier29-Mar-12 8:40 
GeneralRe: Budget dependant PinmemberDavide Zaccanti29-Mar-12 8:54 
GeneralPoll is missing an option :P Pinmemberrobertw01928-Mar-12 4:31 
AnswerClient first, then ArgoUML PinmemberVRavelo.Sanchez27-Mar-12 6:30 
GeneralDepends on customer PinmemberVivic26-Mar-12 17:28 
GeneralThat depends... PinmemberRob Grainger26-Mar-12 12:29 
GeneralI Like the Sound of It PinmemberW∴ Balboos26-Mar-12 9:34 
GeneralDocumentation is like sex… Pinmembermorphyna26-Mar-12 7:29 
GeneralRe: Documentation is like sex… PinmemberXiangyang Liu 刘向阳29-Mar-12 1:57 
GeneralSpec is bureaucracy, sometime a bit useful. :) PinmemberMember 308248726-Mar-12 6:31 
GeneralIt depends... PinmemberMichael Bergman26-Mar-12 5:32 
GeneralI not We PinmemberBen Daq26-Mar-12 4:09 
GeneralWe write formal detailed specs and plans... PinmemberNemanja Trifunovic26-Mar-12 4:05 
GeneralInformal then formal PinmemberS Houghtelin26-Mar-12 3:10 
GeneralComplex customer == complex specifications PinmemberOshtri Deka26-Mar-12 2:18 
GeneralWe do them but... PinmemberNelek26-Mar-12 2:00 
GeneralRe: We do them but... PinmemberWolfgang_Baron26-Mar-12 4:40 
GeneralRe: We do them but... PinmemberGoodSyntax26-Mar-12 7:36 
GeneralRe: We do them but... PinmemberNelek26-Mar-12 9:18 
GeneralDepends on complexity and customer PinmemberAlexCode26-Mar-12 0:38 
GeneralIt varies... PinmvpOriginalGriff25-Mar-12 22:25 
GeneralRe: It varies... Pinmembernv325-Mar-12 22:33 
GeneralRe: It varies... PinmemberNagy Vilmos26-Mar-12 2:53 
GeneralWe develop the spec alongside with the code Pinmemberkrumia25-Mar-12 20:24 
GeneralMore than one answer... PinmemberAlbert Holguin25-Mar-12 20:16 

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