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Sometimes, use-cases just aren’t what you need

I’ve written about use-cases on this blog before (parts one, two and three of the sidebar on use-cases in my podcast come to mind) but I haven’t really talked about when to avoid them. When you get a new piece … Continue reading

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Use-Cases Part 3: What A Use-Case Really Is & Writing Use-Cases

Before we start using use-cases in the description of the functional requirements we want to meet in our project, we need to understand what a use-case really is and how to go about writing one. In this installment I will … Continue reading

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Use-Cases Part 2: What Use-Cases Are For (The history, present and future of use-cases)

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the “waterfall” software development model, which had been around (with that name) since the 1970s (see, for example, Boehm, B.W. Software engineering. IEEE 7~ans Comput. C-25, (1976), 1226-1241) was starting to be progressively … Continue reading

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Use-Cases Part 1: Introduction & Ingredients

In the “C++ for the self-taught” series, we’re about to embark on a new project. In order to describe that project and in order to figure out what we want the result of that project will be, we will be … Continue reading

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