Prose for Programmers
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Prose for Programmers

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About the Author

Joshua Clanton
Joshua Clanton

Joshua Clanton is a Senior UI Developer, who he works on improving user experience through quality code.

He is also the publisher of the weekly A Drip of JavaScript newsletter.

When he's not writing JavaScript or hanging out with family, you're likely to find Joshua with his nose stuck in a Science Fiction novel.

Table of Contents

  • Why should developers study writing?
    • I’m paid to code, not to write.
    • I already know how to write. I did well in school.
    • But I could be studying the Hoth framework instead. It’s so cool!
    • But what will I get out of studying writing?
    • What now?
  • General Rules
    • 1. Be goal oriented.
    • 2. Be concise.
    • 3. Be Clear
    • 4. Be organized.
    • 5. Be scannable.
  • The Writing Process
    • 1. Determine the Goal
    • 2. Determine the Audience
    • 3. Choose a Suitable Structure
    • 4. Build an Outline
    • 5. Turn the outline into prose
    • 6. Revise
  • Notes

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