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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 coding27521.70275 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 Pin
Manfred R. Bihy30-Mar-12 10:53
mvpManfred R. Bihy30-Mar-12 10:53 
GeneralI write specs...then someone else implements it and changes everything! Pin
Tom Clement29-Mar-12 13:27
mentorTom Clement29-Mar-12 13:27 
GeneralThe problem with spec... Pin
Nicolas Dorier29-Mar-12 8:46
memberNicolas Dorier29-Mar-12 8:46 
GeneralThere are two software truth Pin
koolprasad200328-Mar-12 21:32
memberkoolprasad200328-Mar-12 21:32 
GeneralRe: There are two software truth Pin
Nelek28-Mar-12 23:05
memberNelek28-Mar-12 23:05 
GeneralRe: There are two software truth Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳29-Mar-12 1:51
memberXiangyang Liu 刘向阳29-Mar-12 1:51 
GeneralRe: There are two software truth Pin
member6022-May-12 0:31
membermember6022-May-12 0:31 
GeneralI think it does not have a real answer Pin
lme914628-Mar-12 18:26
memberlme914628-Mar-12 18:26 
GeneralBudget dependant Pin
Davide Zaccanti28-Mar-12 8:01
memberDavide Zaccanti28-Mar-12 8:01 
GeneralRe: Budget dependant Pin
Nicolas Dorier29-Mar-12 8:40
memberNicolas Dorier29-Mar-12 8:40 
GeneralRe: Budget dependant Pin
Davide Zaccanti29-Mar-12 8:54
memberDavide Zaccanti29-Mar-12 8:54 
GeneralPoll is missing an option :P Pin
robertw01928-Mar-12 4:31
memberrobertw01928-Mar-12 4:31 
AnswerClient first, then ArgoUML Pin
VRavelo.Sanchez27-Mar-12 6:30
memberVRavelo.Sanchez27-Mar-12 6:30 
GeneralDepends on customer Pin
Vivic26-Mar-12 17:28
memberVivic26-Mar-12 17:28 
GeneralThat depends... Pin
Rob Grainger26-Mar-12 12:29
memberRob Grainger26-Mar-12 12:29 
GeneralI Like the Sound of It Pin
W∴ Balboos26-Mar-12 9:34
memberW∴ Balboos26-Mar-12 9:34 
GeneralDocumentation is like sex… Pin
morphyna26-Mar-12 7:29
membermorphyna26-Mar-12 7:29 
GeneralRe: Documentation is like sex… Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳29-Mar-12 1:57
memberXiangyang Liu 刘向阳29-Mar-12 1:57 
GeneralSpec is bureaucracy, sometime a bit useful. :) Pin
Member 308248726-Mar-12 6:31
memberMember 308248726-Mar-12 6:31 
GeneralIt depends... Pin
Michael Bergman26-Mar-12 5:32
memberMichael Bergman26-Mar-12 5:32 
GeneralI not We Pin
Ben Daq26-Mar-12 4:09
memberBen Daq26-Mar-12 4:09 
GeneralWe write formal detailed specs and plans... Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic26-Mar-12 4:05
memberNemanja Trifunovic26-Mar-12 4:05 
GeneralInformal then formal Pin
S Houghtelin26-Mar-12 3:10
memberS Houghtelin26-Mar-12 3:10 
GeneralComplex customer == complex specifications Pin
Oshtri Deka26-Mar-12 2:18
memberOshtri Deka26-Mar-12 2:18 
GeneralWe do them but... Pin
Nelek26-Mar-12 2:00
memberNelek26-Mar-12 2:00 
GeneralRe: We do them but... Pin
Wolfgang_Baron26-Mar-12 4:40
memberWolfgang_Baron26-Mar-12 4:40 
GeneralRe: We do them but... Pin
GoodSyntax26-Mar-12 7:36
memberGoodSyntax26-Mar-12 7:36 
GeneralRe: We do them but... Pin
Nelek26-Mar-12 9:18
memberNelek26-Mar-12 9:18 
GeneralDepends on complexity and customer Pin
AlexCode26-Mar-12 0:38
memberAlexCode26-Mar-12 0:38 
GeneralIt varies... Pin
OriginalGriff25-Mar-12 22:25
mvpOriginalGriff25-Mar-12 22:25 
GeneralRe: It varies... Pin
nv325-Mar-12 22:33
membernv325-Mar-12 22:33 
GeneralRe: It varies... Pin
Nagy Vilmos26-Mar-12 2:53
memberNagy Vilmos26-Mar-12 2:53 
GeneralWe develop the spec alongside with the code Pin
krumia25-Mar-12 20:24
memberkrumia25-Mar-12 20:24 
GeneralMore than one answer... Pin
Albert Holguin25-Mar-12 20:16
memberAlbert Holguin25-Mar-12 20:16 

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