I recently had a conversation with someone about how the code developers write reflects the specs we’re given. Most of the time that I deal with specs, they are generated in various apps in the Microsoft Office suite or in similar general purpose tools. There are many more tools for creating application specs, ranging from specialized tools that do not enforce a particular process to process-driven tools like the IBM Rational suite. I’m curious to hear what tools TechRepublic readers use for application specs.


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