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What is basic plan you make before starting up in any big project

Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:17 PM

solving any problem , getting struck somewhere in code , technical and non technical methods you used for you solving problem ?sorry if you find it poor question
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Re: What is basic plan you make before starting up in any big project

Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:21 AM

Googling, eating, or rewriting code. If this three won't help then that would be hard to do. And maybe finally if you still don't know what to do, post it on forums. :stuart:/>
EDIT Oh and forgot to say about making algorithm with peace of paper and not computer, and only when you're done just then start writing code. (not for very easy tasks)

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Re: What is basic plan you make before starting up in any big project

Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:29 AM

View Postgeohhot, on 11 May 2013 - 12:21 AM, said:

Googling, eating, or rewriting code. If this three won't help then that would be hard to do. And maybe finally if you still don't know what to do, post it on forums. :stuart:/>/>
EDIT Oh and forgot to say about making algorithm with peace of paper and not computer, and only when you're done just then start writing code. (not for very easy tasks)

writing algorithm in paper.looking the problem with new criteria so we will try to solve the problem with new approach. breaking problem reason in small parts.except writing on paper i do this.. of course i will now be more paper friendly
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Re: What is basic plan you make before starting up in any big project

Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:30 AM

About half of all software initiatives, regardless of size, fail. Of these, the number one reason for the failure is inadequate understanding of what the software is trying to do. Before you work on algorithms, make sure that the algorithm is solving the right problem. Many millions of dollars are spent creating and engineering software, only to find that it doesn't solve the problem at hand. So, "the basic plan you make" is to have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish.

A basic rule is that software has four phases of work: Conceive, Design, Develop, Fix. Start by making sure that your concept is clear. (A refinement of that idea is don't engineer beyond the clarity of your concept.)

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Re: What is basic plan you make before starting up in any big project

Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:46 AM

Plan? What plan? I don't follow any plans, the plans follow me.
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Re: What is basic plan you make before starting up in any big project

Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

View Poststackoverflow, on 12 May 2013 - 11:46 AM, said:

Plan? What plan? I don't follow any plans, the plans follow me.

No doubt you're particularly well paid as well. :)

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Re: What is basic plan you make before starting up in any big project

Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

Perhaps he is following the Mortgage Driven Development methodology. :)
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Re: What is basic plan you make before starting up in any big project

Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

View PostSkydiver, on 12 May 2013 - 03:04 PM, said:

Perhaps he is following the Mortgage Driven Development methodology. :)/>

I would say he's at least fertile ground for such. :)
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Re: What is basic plan you make before starting up in any big project

Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:34 PM

in my point of view any project you will get doesn't matter project big or small you must have to make soled plane for project you have to analyze project for all aspect positive or negative.
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Re: What is basic plan you make before starting up in any big project

Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:38 AM

If you work for Microsoft, the first step of any big project or project milestone is to have T-Shirts printed up.
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Re: What is basic plan you make before starting up in any big project

Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:28 AM

I usually start by trying to explain what I'm doing to some intelligent person. Usually that gets the first few facepalm moments out of the way. Saying it out loud, like writing it down, forces you to make you assumptions explicit, which can expose bugs before they happen.
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