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Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe

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Get Thinking

A detailed discussion of these questions can be found in the "Appendix A" section on page 544.

Mull It Over

  1. Is a poor specification better than no specification at all?

  2. How detailed does a good specification have to be?

  3. Is it important that all the documents in a company/project have a common presentation style?

  4. How should you store documents? Should you provide an index of them (by type or by project), for example?

  5. How should you conduct a specification review?

  6. Does self-documenting code render all specifications useless? Specific ones?

  7. How can a document be collaborated on by more than one author?

Getting Personal

  1. Who decides on the contents of your documents?

  2. Consider your current project. Do you have:

    1. A requirements specification?

    2. An architecture ...

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