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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Thursday, January 11, 2007
What Would You Do Next?
Darren Neimke posted an interesting question on a situation many developers/managers find themselves in. I’ve quoted it in full below:
Even though Darren posted this over a week ago I thought I would chip in with my 2 cents worth and attempt to answer some of these questions, beginning with a few of my own:
#2 and #3 are really the same thing. #3 is preferred (more than one scenario occurs when the use case has alternate paths, but these still achieve the main goal of the use case)
As soon as you have a set of use cases, you can perform textual analysis upon them to figure out candidates for your classes and methods (nouns and verbs). By this point, you should have enough information to break up your application into smaller pieces of functionality, and have a better handle on how much development time is required.
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