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Chapter 3. Before You Begin Coding—Application Planning

Chapter 3. Before You Begin Coding—Application Planning

The importance of application planning cannot be overstated. An application plan provides a roadmap for the development process with various waypoints and milestones signaling the completion of a phase of the plan. Developers often jump straight into the development of application code without a plan. It’s great that they’re eager to get started, but that’s not the most important thing.

Imagine you wake up one morning and decide that you’re going to compete in a local 5K road race. You show up at the advertised starting point and pay your fee to register for the race. You get your number and go over and stand with a swarming crowd of people. Someone walks over and without explaining the course or giving anyone a map, fires the starter’s pistol.


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