Leif, I agree with you and would like to add that it can work well for small shops. Even one person shops. It's a matter of discipline. Everyone has their own style of working I guess. Personally, I like to know where I'm headed before I start the car. :) Maybe that's the difference between writing applications vs utilities. Leif Svalgaard wrote: > > From: Brad Jensen <email@example.com> > > > 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 may be true for small programs, but is false for large > projects (with, say, 500 programs). The discussion does > not lead anywhere because most people are too emotional > about it. Many smaller shops work in a way that does not > scale up (and most shops are happy about this, some even > proud of it). >
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