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Joel on Software

2000/10/03

by Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, October 03, 2000

So... what's a spec?

When you design a product, inside and out, the most important thing is to nail down the user experience. What are the screens, how do they work, what do they do.

Part two of my four-part series on writing functional specifications is now available.

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Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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