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Comment on "Some Perspective on Writing Software"
by Andy Lee — May 02
the thing you think you're writing often turns out to be something different than the finished product

I think traditional by-the-book managers must have a lot of trouble with this aspect of the process. I think this is a lot of the appeal of being an independent developer, where you have the nimbleness and decision-making authority to change gears as your vision of the product evolves.

The flip side of this is the need to have a vision in the first place. I've been on too many projects where it was not clear what we were trying to accomplish. That's a great way to make everybody feel like they're wasting their time.

P.S. Given that style tags are allowed, it would be nice if there were a Preview button for comments here.
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