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New Programmer's Survival Manual by Joshua D. Carter

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Tip 28Appreciate the Circle of (a Product’s) Life
Brown Belt[​​Brown Belt] While you’ll bury yourself in small-picture tasks at first, understanding the place of your project in the big-picture timeline will become important to your daily decision making.

Every product and service begins as a spark of inspiration in somebody’s head. It’s a long road between there and version 1.0, and longer still to version 10.0. This tip will take you on a tour of the life cycle for a product from a programmer’s perspective.

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Figure 11. The product life cycle

The big-picture ...

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