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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 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 

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