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Subject:Re: Keeping track of software changes From:Laurence Burrows <burrows -at- IBM -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 4 Nov 1998 15:26:23 +1100
Kathy Stanzler wrote:
How do you make sure Doc gets notified of ALL changes to
the GUI? Is there a system or a software product that ensures that this
information isn't lost?
At one site I convinced management that Tech writers also made great beta
testers -- because they had to access all parts of the product in order to
analyze procedures and understand the underlying concepts.
The manager agreed, so the systems development team routinely burnt a CD
with the latest beta and passed it on, claiming 'caveat emptor'.
I did uncover some really interesting quirks that way, including interface
problems with companion products that were not part of the testing cycle.