The Design of Software (CLOSED)

A public forum for discussing the design of software, from the user interface to the code architecture. Now closed.

The "Design of Software" discussion group has been merged with the main Joel on Software discussion group.

The archives will remain online indefinitely.
Sites for College Students Caffeinated (7 comments)
Really, really cheap Stephen Touset (3)
Design will get you to #1 Ron Anderson (2)
Design References metamerist (0)
Another example of Great Design Jason J. Gullickson (11)
Custom "Print To" Feature From Office Application? anonymous_coward (5)
What Makes It Great? Is not so Great Pat O'Hara (11)
Write the 'great design' articles first, please David Corking (3)
Bet on Google Groups UI to double or lose a search Box Lorenzo Poerio (6)
Design: where to begin? David Seruyange (10)
Use these icons in my shareware app? Shareware Newbie (9)
implementing time limit developer (2)
Dynamic word document generation dynamicWord (7)
Just a question/opinion - parametrizing SQL params anon for this! (10)
Synching two databases Phil (14)
The windows service memory consumption question. Oleg (11)
question on validating utf-8 input revert my buffer (6)
The Elephant in this Room Jeff W. (6)
stl pop stl_newbie (5)
Real Estate, or lack thereof Jeff (12)
On Cell Phone Design Mike Wyman (5)
Car Design Grumblings Bill Rushmore (1)
A Tale of Two MP3 Players Mike Smithwick (16)
Throwing away designs in the trash can Lost in the jungle (7)
Precedent as constraint Jonathan Butler (2)
Good Forum Design Marlon Bailey (13)
Convincing bosses of the value of design. skeens (5)
Design of Software BenjiSmith (3)
Time not money is often the culprit Peter Santangeli (2)
What is design feedback Brett L. Schuchert (0)
TRIZ: design through contradictions? Rubinelli (4)
Design phase cost/value quote Mike Moxcey (0)
On Trashcans design Dmitry Grytsenko (1)
Cheap conflicts with almost everything... Oren Ben-Kiki (5)
design constraints != solutions Adrian McCarthy (3)
SnagIt 8 Ari Berdy (9)
It is astonishing what we put up with Ben Wint (8)
Design vs. Ornimentation Douglass Turner (1)
UI _is_ a sales tool Chris Nelson (2)
Great design - should it comply with user expectations? Greg Oleksy (6)
Windows Forms and ADA Compliancy Rajeev (2)
Designers - hardest to find Greg Oleksy (4)
The only goal is not cheapness Colin Sutton (3)
Cellphone functionality Colin Sutton (0)
Mute button Colin Sutton (1)
Compatibility as a design feature Paul Hampartsoumian (2)
Brownstones Paul Hampartsoumian (3)
RSS AND WEBLOGS Chris Rainey (2)
if ("Good Design"!="Beauty") {Robert.M.Pirsig+="appalled";} Francois van Lille (9)
Interface to objects/code representing resources Josh Volz (8)
The Redundancy of Calling Design Good Megalixir (5)
really really really cheap conflicts with Pupeno (1)
The tyranny of digital gizmos Alex Chernavsky (3)
Elegance (re: What Is Design?) Robert Sayre (3)
Windows--is an installer *really* needed? MacDev (10)
Lucrative designs Lost in the jungle (0)
Unification of hardware and software design Garth Shoemaker (2)
Design Garth Shoemaker (2)
Re: Great Design Bruce Nichol (3)
Design -- the virtue of consistency B (3)
Gmail's new delete button Sheldon McGee (3)
RE: Great Design - What is Design (First Draft) Kim Hagen (4)
Great Design Series Mark Nelson (4)
PHP+mysql  vs Java+postgresql/oracle bananarunt (5)
RE: Introduction to Great Design (First Draft) Jon Peltier (10)
What is UNICODE? j2e (7)
Installers & Virus False-Positives What's best for the customer? (1)
Mac Installers? Don't have my mac yet... (16)
outlook functionality in application programmer (1)
recursive resursion (39)
externalize/internalize tree structure newbie (8)
3rd Party Components Bob (12) User Control V's Class krs (1)
simple mysql design question revert my buffer (5)
C program - Getting data from a php script Not a C programmer... (7)
Automated Regression Testing Doug (8)
[Announce] How to Write Software – daily development story Denis Krukovsky (5)
Getting Into Web Development NotRightNow (24)
vmware revert my buffer (26)
TreeView and multiple images per item widget_boy (12)
C# Interface to C DLL Interface Design Questions J. Kimmel (5)
Java Grid Sevenoaks (9)
XML for data store/restore programmer (12)
VCD Library Bacon (7)
State Machines GUI Bill (33)
Search by ID vs Name? iDevelop (29)
Do's and Dont's for Developing Wizards Misanthrope (4)
Looking to Setup a Forum Warren Stevens (14)
making a mobile site? son of parnas (16)
Modular Applications A. Gorilla (5)
File transfer using web service chloraphil (12)
Prototyping a design? D.K (8)
Master-Detail Relationship, with a twist I hate effective dates (13)
Web software "pattern" or conventions Markus O (2)
apache rule for maintenance page revert my buffer (6)
Remote temperature monitoring Trevor Gould (10)
Air hockey physics Aspiring GameDev (26)
sqlite experiences? son of parnas (9)
Win API AfxGetMainWnd() no longer working in VC7 sky_g (8)
Microsoft SAPI? kpd (2)
Copernic Desktop Search Grok2 (8)
UI Design Rant Kim (3)
Getting the Fishies Out: Flowcharting After Coding Ari Berdy (8)
Hobby project mikael bergkvist (5)
What DBMS for a website? MySQL? Parisian developer available for cute geek girls (24)
Dev Project Sanity Check (24)
unix pipe wednesday (13)
JUCE Anyone? Aydin Sakar (6)
IS UNinstaller Kills All Versions a former big-fiver (5)
building a REST server from scratch taking a rest (5)
Spec V's No Spec Kieran Southern (15)
BlitzBasic - a cross platform Basic (?) - for serious apps? S Tanna (18)
Help with Apache mod rewrite Neville Franks (3)
sqlite vs mysql heebee deebee (5)
Describe table structure in firebird? j2e (7)
Seeking articles comparing GUI toolkit approaches Scott (3)
Technique for dynamically extending table (8)
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