When The Joel Test first appeared, one of the biggest sore points readers reported had to do with writing specs. It seems that specs are like flossing: everybody knows they should be writing them, but nobody does.
This week, I'll be talking in depth about functional specifications: what they are, why you should write them, how you should write them, and so on. We'll start today with Part One: Why Bother?
You’re reading Joel on Software, stuffed with years and years of completely raving mad articles about software development, managing software teams, designing user interfaces, running successful software companies, and rubber duckies.