RE: Getting that info

Subject: RE: Getting that info
From: "Weissman, Jessica" <WeissmanJ -at- abacustech -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 10:18:08 -0500

In my most recent API-at-a-startup gig, I had to establish bona fides with the developers. I used a combination of good questions, respecting their time, and plastic-toy bribes from Archie McPhee. One $50 grab bag of toys and I had enough symbolic rewards to last through the gig.

I've told this story before, but the tipping point was reached when I stood up at an all-hands status meeting, and showed the guys that I was wearing a T-shirt with the API statement meaning "ignore this object" in stick-on letters.

The scary part was when the test team started using my documentation as the canonical description of what the API was supposed to be able to do.

- Jessica
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