Tangential comments about Software Development

Monday, October 25, 2010

(I'm All) Over Comprehensive Documentation

As an Agile Developer, I value working software over comprehensive documentation.

So it's a good sign when, as the software goes into full use by the customer, I find the time to write a user manual. I'd previously mastered the table of contents features, so the challenge was to find a shared location on the customer's network to put it. Writing the text I don't mind, and screenshots do make it look complete.

I intend to find out after a month who has used the manual. That's my problem with documentation - no feedback loop. Maybe this time will be different.