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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 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 

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