> The design is what comes before the source code. Some people
> don't have any design, they start writing code right away.
> The execution of the design is writing the source code,
> that is: transforming the design ideas into executable reality.

If you are a good programmer the design and the coding are
interactive and synergistic. Any design that survives the coding
unscathed is a trivial design, it is really just ordering form a
menu.

This discussion is fun but is it leading anywhere?

If I get any more opinionated I'm going to have to start
disagreeing with my own posts. You guys keep going, if the thread
survives another six months I'll jump back in.

My lead programmer  got his tn3270 server code working today,
general purpose. He has been testing it with tn3270 (mocha's).
Tomorrow he calls a customer to see if the real 3270 doing telnet
works the same as the emulator. (Yes it should, but he is careful
because of previous burns.)

Then he will fold it into our product, we'll triple the AS/400
price so mainframers won't be embarrassed to buy it (we have the
constant problem that our competitor point to our software, say,
it costs 1/2 or 1/3 of our price, it can't be as good as ours -
and people believe them. Just do a demo and stand back.



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