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WRITING DOCUMENTS

    A SURVIVAL GUIDE
          FOR
  SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS


            Part I
         in 15 slides
There is something that everybody knows…




               …and managers hate to hear!
Developers don’t like to write
        documents!
They find it unnatural and….
So here are some tips:
Use a word processor…




     …because your IDE has another purpose!
Use headings…



       …for chapter and section titles…



…and to generate the table of contents
Use bullets….



     …and numbering
Typography is for designers…




     …use Tahoma or Calibri for body text…




…and Times or Cambria for headings…
…never Comic Sans MS…




          … not even if your life depends on it!
In 99.999%* of the cases, clipart SUCKS




* Conservative estimate
If you get bored and start yawning….




                ….take a break
Always keep in mind that….




             …it WILL end.
Now go write some nice
          documents!




bogdan@gridpulse.com
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Writing Documents, a Survival Guide For Software Developers - Part I

  1. 1. WRITING DOCUMENTS A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS Part I in 15 slides
  2. 2. There is something that everybody knows… …and managers hate to hear!
  3. 3. Developers don’t like to write documents!
  4. 4. They find it unnatural and….
  5. 5. So here are some tips:
  6. 6. Use a word processor… …because your IDE has another purpose!
  7. 7. Use headings… …for chapter and section titles… …and to generate the table of contents
  8. 8. Use bullets…. …and numbering
  9. 9. Typography is for designers… …use Tahoma or Calibri for body text… …and Times or Cambria for headings…
  10. 10. …never Comic Sans MS… … not even if your life depends on it!
  11. 11. In 99.999%* of the cases, clipart SUCKS * Conservative estimate
  12. 12. If you get bored and start yawning…. ….take a break
  13. 13. Always keep in mind that…. …it WILL end.
  14. 14. Now go write some nice documents! bogdan@gridpulse.com

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