Re: Programmer/Writers

Subject: Re: Programmer/Writers
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 08:41:28 -0800

I can't program beyond simple scripts either, which puts me
at a great disadvantage in doing hands-on documenting of
SW compared to another writer who can. It's why my resume
has virtually no SW documenting on it, except for cases where
the SW was incidental to a larger HW-SW system and I did
the writing because there was no budget to bring in someone
who could do it without having to constantly pester the SW
developers with trivial questions that an entry-level programmer
wouldn't have had to ask.

WRT XSL and "design created in code," all electronically-
produced documents are "created in code," but the
"traditional" design tools hide their code under more
user-friendly UIs. This will come eventually.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed" <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
>I became a writer because I *can't* program. I've tried, keep trying, and it
> just doesn't make sense in my head. I can read and mostly understand
> others'code, and I can write HTML and CSS in my sleep, but when it comes to
> writing actual code, I don't understand why a few lines that seem to make
> sense in my head won't do what I want them to do.
> This is also the big problem I have with XSL - who decided design should be
> created in code?


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