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When I first think of a new project, I try and draw out exactly how the meat of the project will work. This is the first thing I attack during my process. I always catch myself trying to add features, or trying to make it sleek even before the thing works. I can usually catch myself and write those items down for later. Or "After it Works" (tm).

Once I have the basic code working, I start drawing out all the things I want to add to my project. Then I take another look at my methods used for the working code and see if everything will fit the way I have it down so far.

The next phase for me is a little messy. I think I start to brainstorm a bit and I quickly add features/improvements all over the place. I can tell that I should learn to curb this habit before doing anything larger.

Another thing I've found is never ever release an early concept to friends. =) "add this", "do this", "this would be cool" - I learned my lesson, they get it after its done

Once I get most of the features in that I want, I start to organize myself a bit and clean up the code. I do this until I'm satisfied with the layout(functions++), then I complete any outstanding features within the new structure.

Then I release.....

  1. Write down outline and ideas
  2. Get chunk working and redo working code chunk for improvements/features
  3. Chaos
  4. Organize/clean/final additions
  5. Release


In reply to Re: Coming up with code design by djw
in thread Coming up with code design by zdog

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