[thelist] What would you like to see in a resource site?

Drew Shiel ashiel at sportsinteraction.com
Wed Apr 19 10:10:21 CDT 2006

Hi Faye;

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>I don't know my target audience because I haven't been allowed to ask for
>information on what languages they use or what they would like to see
>This would be a compilation of resources so they didn't need to go looking
for sites...it 
>would be a "quick link" sort of area for them.
>It is an intranet as I said and for programmers in the banking industry (I
am assuming 
>they use C++ and Java because that's what I have seen around)...
>I didn't ask for the resources per se but your opinion on what you would
like to have 
>listed in a resource site...

The more I hear of this, the more it sounds like an impossible task. You've
been told:

Build a resource site for programmers, without knowing what resources they
need or languages they program in.

... to which, really, the only possible answer is google.

Giving even a rough shape to this without knowing what language or what kind
of programming is nearly impossible - by their very natures, a resource site
will be different if the language are object-oriented or not, open-source or
not, and if the programmers are writing standalone application or programes
for web access.

I think you need to go back to your manager, point out that this is a lot
more difficult than it needs to be, and ask for some direction - any


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