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The karma of bad software documentation alvin May 18, 2017 - 3:43pm

Tried to use someone’s software library.
Documentation was bad, couldn’t get it to work.
Used someone else’s.

#haiku-ish

The three things a Business Analyst should think about during meetings

Summary: Business analyst best practices - Three things a business analyst should keep in mind during software design meetings.

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Best Sencha Touch 2 docs and examples alvin September 22, 2013 - 12:12pm

I’ve said it before, so I’ll only say it again briefly: I don’t like the Sencha Touch 2 documentation, I think it could be much more organized, deeper, and with better examples. So, in short, here are some links to the best Sencha Touch 2 documentation I can find.

Sencha Touch Guides (lists UI components):

Play Framework Recipes alvin August 2, 2013 - 10:25am

Here’s the cover for my new, free PDF, Play Framework Recipes. (I obviously didn’t put much work into the cover, lol.) As the title implies, the book is a collection of cookbook-style recipes for the Play Framework. The book is about 80 pages in length, is currently available as a PDF, and will soon be available as a Kindle eBook. Here’s a link to more information on Play Framework Recipes.

Scala SBT documentation in PDF format

I did some manual labor this weekend, and converted the Scala SBT tool documentation into PDF format (a PDF file). I also tried to contact the SBT author, Mark Harrah, to see if he wanted the PDF on the Github website, but I couldn't find any way to email him through Github, so ...

If you want a copy of the Scala SBT documentation in PDF format, current as of June 3, 2012, here it is:

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25+ Drupal form and module programming examples alvin August 7, 2011 - 11:28pm

This page serves as an index to all of my Drupal module, form, and databases tutorials and examples. In an effort to help supplement the documentation on the Drupal.org website, over time I hope to have good examples for every Drupal module and form problem you'll run into.

UML Use Case examples

Summary: A collection of UML Use Case examples (software requirements examples), based on a "real world" project.

I've been taking a little time lately to document a lot of what I know about UML Use Cases, and today I thought I'd take a few moments to link up to Use Cases I wrote for a client back in 2004. The client graciously allowed me to reprint these on this website, as long as I removed their name from all the documentation.

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A Use Case example of yesterday's User Story

In my Use Case quality article yesterday I wrote about a "User Story" for a fictional "User Logs In" requirement. To complete that article, I promised to write a Use Case version of that same user story. Here then is that sample "User Logs In" Use Case, which you can compare to yesterday's User Story.

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