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Come unto me, all ye who are weary of heavy-laden clients and I will give you REST.

Agile is the substance of features planned for, the avoidance of milestones unseen.


Aug
11
comment How should I document a database schema?
Use UML. Read about UML enumeration. UML is the best-practice.
Mar
10
comment What term describes the language used in comparing the ideas of different authors?
We have been answering questions like this tagged word request on English Stack (ELU).
Feb
23
comment Struggling to writing in English
I wanted to edit your posting, but then, I decided it should be left alone for people to accurately judge your English language.
Feb
9
comment Marking a chart that is not based on real data
The keyword is always hypothetical - hypothetical chart example; hypothetical illustration.
Jan
26
comment Will publishers accept bilingual or multilingual works?
You meant like a star trek series with English, Klingon, Ferrengi, Bajoran, Vulcan spoken?
Dec
1
comment Do romances need to have a happy ending?
Like "Romance" of the Three Kingdoms ?
Dec
1
comment Do romances need to have a happy ending?
Are you actually asking whether happy endings make more money? Otherwise, isn't this up to your artistic preference?
Dec
1
comment Can I plug a loophole in my magic rules without rewriting the whole novel?
I get annoyed when a story back-pedals to plug a hole.
Nov
6
comment Where to check the income of the most famous US fiction writers?
They are private citizens and are no different from your colleague. You can dig as much information as privacy laws allow about a colleague you've never spoken to, as you could dig information about Stephen King, Tom Brown or Gwyneth Paltrow. What is the point of this question?
Oct
29
comment What are best practices when writing technical descriptions?
amazon.com/Technical-Communication-Mike-Markel/dp/0312403380
Oct
17
comment Visualizing multiple word-based changes among many text files
Hg intrinsically allows you to do multi-rev diff.
Oct
17
comment Should I edit the first draft until I'm totally satisfied or should I leave that to the third draft?
Why don't you just do improvements whenever you see them? Some convention might have established themselves to allow a writer a perspective of consistency. Continuously adapting your script would be like a painter who keeps modifying a painting. Most people work well in small granular approach. You don't have to stick to convention. You can cut corners and mix granular approach with staticizing approach. You should begin your writing career with writing so much and experimenting so that you cultivate diverse styles. You don't have to write a whole novel in the same style, do you?
Sep
25
comment Is extraneous language appropriate in academic writing?
Haven't had an encounter with Grammar Girl, yet? Search for "Grammar Girl redundant". For example, quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/…. quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/….
Oct
25
comment Is the ambiguity in my story the salt which makes it tasty or just plain frustrating?
Once upon a time, there were 7 dwarfs and a snow white. Could somebody please give me an opinion of my story?
Sep
23
comment Adding dementia to writing
I think you may not have very much experience writing for people.You must have kept all your writing to yourself. Write in the abstract style you wish in emails to your friends/family. For the next year, try to communicate with your friends/friends only thro (or as much as possible) emails. Tell them what you want thro emails. Confuse them - to provoke their critique of your abstract communication. At the end of the exercise, you'll find yourself. Perhaps, you could use facebook instead of email. BTW, I don't know anything about facebook - never used it.
Sep
23
comment What is “head popping” and why is it bad?
Hey, you are the king, the god of your story. Do what you want. Write it the way you want and get an audience to read it. Invite people to read it. Don't get stuck to old paradigms of writing if you feel you can develop an interesting one. Always compromise your principles/techniques in favour of readers' comprehension.
Sep
23
comment Is it okay to call the reader's target audience stupid?
Developers are stupid, not users. Developers are the ones with the tendency to have machined their thinking states into requiring everyone around us to believe our perspective of the world is the "truth".
Sep
9
comment Path to publishing a technical book
First draft it out on Google Sites and gauge its responses and then use Amazon publishing to publish a more complete version. BTW, do not use colloquialism like "going to" in technical writing, such as "going to go to work" or "going to going to go to work". Use "I will be", "I shall", "I should", "I will need to".
Sep
9
comment How can I improve the effectiveness of my examples to grab the recruiters attention?
I cannot help but to emphasize how important it is to set up a technical blog of your experience with each post aptly titled - with solution-oriented and experience-oriented postings concisely written. Do not name names or companies/client (except for vendors or educational inst) - try to generalize client identities and keep clients' confidentiality. And BTW - please use paragraphs.
Jul
20
comment How to separate scenes in a chapter?
This should not be an issue. A reader having to decipher whether he/she has progressed to another scene is part of the intrigue of reading a story. Don't spoil the story by being overly explicit, trying to explain every turn of events. Reserve the right for the reader to do their own leg work. Having any form of separation that is consistent is good enough hint to the reader to check if he/she has progressed to another scene.