alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com
Sun Jul 18 20:40:04 CEST 2010
On 7/18/10, John Culleton wrote:
> On Sunday 18 July 2010 12:30:37 Alexandre Prokoudine
>> On 7/18/10, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> In my days as a programming supervisor, it was considered
> good form to create user documentation first, then do the
> coding to fit. For program documentation (HIPO diagram,
> flow chart, Decision Logic tables etc.) that was generally
> done and approved before coding started.
> In today's world things are different, but the person who
> understands the functionality is still the best person to write
> the user guide. I have never understood the unwillingness of
> programmers to write user guides. After all, English (or
> whatever) is just another language, like C or Python.
Technical writing is a set of skills that equal to understanding and
and being able to apply very specific technologies. I won't even
mention that a programmer should retune himself to the target user
How many modern user guides written by programmers have you read? How
many of them did you want to rewrite?
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