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Thursday March 10, 2005
05:25 PM

Taking an idea and turning it into software

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I've been frustrated with not being able to take an idea and turn in it to software. I seem to have trouble breaking it into writable (is that a word?) pieces. I guess you could call them requirements... I seem to get spin in the details. Any ideas out there?
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  • If you're getting overwhelmed by all the details, take a piece that you've got a pretty good understanding of an implement that. Something things will then coalese around it. If nothing else it elminates the Tyranny of the Blank Page.

    Otherwise just don't sweat the details. Get some known subset working and start using it, adding features as you need. This approach requires some knowledge of Refactoring.