May 7th, 2010
After experiencing slightly late onset OCD, I have now become very proficient at catching improper grammar, punctuation and typos in software. For example, I frequently see something like this:
- Name : Pat Lee
- Name :Michael
- Name : Oscar
Of course, all 3 of these various are incorrect, the correct variation is “Name: Amrinder” :-).
To fellow developers however, such kinds of mistakes look trivial. Perhaps this is just a manifestation of how much non-technical and how much business user I have become. But keep in mind, that all procurement decisions are made by business people. Don’t let a simple typo or a simple grammar flaw become a reason for your users to hate your software.