In future, I shall report more often on the events I attend. After all, we’re starting a New Year… They are always highly informational with access to potential clients, investors and developers. Thus I can
- feel the pulse of our time or the ‘Zeitgeist’
- practice my ability to explain highly abstract and generic concepts to people who may prefer to think in concrete specifics
- increase the chances of being at the right time in the right place.
Last night I realised the value of re-honing my spec writing:
- for my own prototype until I got too frustrated
- for the prototype that a young geek wrote for me according to 25 Word documents
- using Rational Rose and Visio to get thoughts down to 2 diagrams
- for the next “Try Before You Buy” portal that I’d like to see functioning as the “Minimum Viable Product”.
Writing code for machines is like writing texts for humans: the longer you take to re-formulate, the shorter it becomes!…
Peter Brownell came to this conclusion after 20 years of software development and gave a delightful presentation.