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Discussion on: What's your first step while starting project?

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Grzegorz Ziemonski

I doubt there’s anyone who knows what’s the “right” first step and I’m pretty sure there’s a good bit of “it depends” lurking in there.

That said, I like starting out by doing a little amount of initial thinking, followed by a little time of coding. This usually leads to many questions and choices - another block of thinking, which in turns leads to more coding. During this small iterations I constantly think (and sometimes draw) what kind of design I’m going towards but implement only as much as is required at a certain point in the project.

My reason for starting like this over starting with database or class design is that I know that I don’t know a lot of things in the beginning and that I surely won’t get it right for the first time.