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What is your favourite phase of software development?

Survey period: 13 May 2013 to 20 May 2013

The fun bits of any given project vary with the project, but generally, of the following, which do you look forward to the most?

OptionVotes% 
Preliminary Analysis and defining the product876.0887 votes, 6.08%
Design and Architecture42029.37420 votes, 29.37%
Project startup: writing the first code23816.64238 votes, 16.64%
Main development: cranking code within the defined framework40928.60409 votes, 28.60%
Product finishing. All the little fiddly bits473.2947 votes, 3.29%
QA, Testing and fixing the broken bits352.4535 votes, 2.45%
Deploying and installation191.3319 votes, 1.33%
Maintenance151.0515 votes, 1.05%
Planning / designing new features725.0372 votes, 5.03%
Adding new features886.1588 votes, 6.15%



 
GeneralGetting the girls Pin
PIEBALDconsult19-May-13 10:01
professionalPIEBALDconsult19-May-13 10:01 
General... erm... when you collect the money? Pin
devvvy17-May-13 15:11
memberdevvvy17-May-13 15:11 
GeneralWhere's the "Seeing it finished and running" stage? Pin
Lloyd Atkinson16-May-13 22:10
memberLloyd Atkinson16-May-13 22:10 
GeneralRe: Where's the "Seeing it finished and running" stage? Pin
abhi_here17-May-13 5:59
memberabhi_here17-May-13 5:59 
GeneralBug hunting Pin
Ben Burnett15-May-13 9:07
memberBen Burnett15-May-13 9:07 
GeneralDesign and Arquitecture... Pin
Nelek14-May-13 22:45
memberNelek14-May-13 22:45 
GeneralMain development: Cranking code, forget the framework Pin
CDP180213-May-13 20:37
memberCDP180213-May-13 20:37 
GeneralRe: Main development: Cranking code, forget the framework Pin
Nelek14-May-13 22:43
memberNelek14-May-13 22:43 
GeneralWhy radio buttons instead of checkboxes... Pin
Cristian Amarie13-May-13 10:31
memberCristian Amarie13-May-13 10:31 
GeneralRe: Why radio buttons instead of checkboxes... Pin
Dan Neely14-May-13 10:46
memberDan Neely14-May-13 10:46 
GeneralThey forgot my second-favorite phase: Pin
Qwertie13-May-13 10:06
memberQwertie13-May-13 10:06 
GeneralRe: They forgot my second-favorite phase: Pin
Dan Neely14-May-13 10:46
memberDan Neely14-May-13 10:46 
GeneralThey forgot one... Pin
marsman_CA13-May-13 10:01
membermarsman_CA13-May-13 10:01 
GeneralIt really depends when I get in on the project... Pin
Dan Neely13-May-13 9:50
memberDan Neely13-May-13 9:50 
GeneralNot listed Pin
Roger Wright13-May-13 9:25
memberRoger Wright13-May-13 9:25 
GeneralRe: Not listed Pin
Marco Bertschi17-May-13 6:49
professionalMarco Bertschi17-May-13 6:49 
GeneralCranking out code Pin
Ron Anders13-May-13 7:25
memberRon Anders13-May-13 7:25 
GeneralRefactoring! Pin
Hamed Mosavi13-May-13 7:18
memberHamed Mosavi13-May-13 7:18 
GeneralWhere's the Damn "Other" ? Pin
W Balboos13-May-13 6:32
memberW Balboos13-May-13 6:32 
GeneralWho are the (2) Maintenance guys? Do you really enjoy it? Pin
fabianocruz13-May-13 6:20
memberfabianocruz13-May-13 6:20 
GeneralRe: Who are the (2) Maintenance guys? Do you really enjoy it? Pin
ryanb3113-May-13 9:17
memberryanb3113-May-13 9:17 
GeneralRe: Who are the (2) Maintenance guys? Do you really enjoy it? Pin
Earl Truss13-May-13 11:41
memberEarl Truss13-May-13 11:41 
What? There's usually nothing "easy" about it. It's the thrill of the hunt, the problem solving, the satisfaction of making something work correctly or more efficiently which most developers seem to be not very skilled at doing. I've often been called in to finish up a developer's coding and make the application work as it was intended after the developers say it's done. Sure we only make small changes when doing maintenance but the hard part is figuring out where to make the change in someone else's code with little documentation or help.
GeneralRe: Who are the (2) Maintenance guys? Do you really enjoy it? Pin
Nelek14-May-13 22:36
memberNelek14-May-13 22:36 
Generalyou missed a phase Pin
Dennis E White13-May-13 5:02
professionalDennis E White13-May-13 5:02 
GeneralRe: you missed a phase Pin
Vivic13-May-13 5:14
memberVivic13-May-13 5:14 

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