Tedd Sperling wrote:
I can't wait for tomorrow -- so here's my off-topic post today.
What do you call the people who ultimately use your code?
I call them the "end-user", but others have stated other terms, such as "customer" or
If they are paying they are customers, if they are freeloading they are users.
Are you concerned with their ("whomever") experience in using your code?
This question transcends your code working correctly, accurately, and securely -- no need
to comment on those aspects. But rather more specifically do you consider how easily your
"whomever" can use your work efforts?
As you may have guessed - I just attended a UX conference and they provide an
interesting perspective on UX. I was wondering how php developers typically
address the subject.
I have an application which has evolved over 20 years, but still does
essentially what it did 20 years ago. It was ported to PHP to replace it's own
alphnumeric terminals around 2000 but still uses the basic functionality that
the original hardware provided.
The nice thing about PHP is that it while the original stuff was all hard coded
programs and changes were difficult, with PHP we can adjust things easily.
Probably a little too easily, but molding things to each sites personal
preferences is something that could not be done originally. So we tailor the
user side to reflect local workflow rather than forcing a one size fits all
solution that we had before.
Lester Caine - G8HFL
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