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"Do You Enjoy Your Code Quality?" Great checklist of tips for doing good development. Revisit during all phases of…

Gather the requirements and “stories” from the client. I like the idea of stories better because it’s more in line with how the non-developer thinks. In other words, “I want A to happen as a B when I do C”. Make sure that those you’re meeting with are told to come prepared with as much information as possible, especially from the end users of the planned application. Question every need and distill them down by asking “Why?” In general, the requirements of users are based on what they know the possibilities are and what they’ve used before. You, however, may quickly see that a need is better met a different way, or even cause issues if fulfilled. Clarify what is necessary and “nice-to-have”, as this has a direct impact on the timeline and budget. Refuse to reproduce lousy software. In other words, turn down work, if necessary, that will need you to reproduce some other sys...

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