Re: Re[2]: Technical Writers and Programming Skills

Subject: Re: Re[2]: Technical Writers and Programming Skills
From: Jeanette Feldhousen <jeanette_feldhousen -at- MENTORG -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 15:48:42 -0700

On May 13, 4:29pm, Kathleen Padova wrote:
> Subject: Re[2]: Technical Writers and Programming Skills
> I have decided to learn more about programming based on the discussions and
> postings to this list.
> I think my job would be easier if I understood at least one programming
> language.

As a former software development engineer (not a programmer!) it's useful
to me to understand a little about programming. The most useful thing I
know about, however, is the software development process, and I would
recommend reading up in that area, too. I think it helps me to understand
how the engineers schedule their tasks, and how I can fit into that
schedule. It also helps to understand how the revision control and
baseline processes work.

Sort of off the top of my head, some of the well-known authors in the
field of software processes are DeMarco and Yourdon.


Jeanette Feldhousen jeanette_feldhousen -at- mentorg -dot- com
Mentor Graphics Corporation
8005 SW Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070

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