As an IT-engineer I spend lot of my time on the internet too look up documentation. I do this for support for programming or when I have questions about software. Luckily the internet is full of documentation. Now I only need to find the correct documentation…
It happens frequently. You are installing new software and you are looking for some documentation, so you can configure the new software. You look it up, you find it! You’re trying what you just found, but unfortunately: It isn’t working. After trying some more and searching the web for more documentation, you find out that the documentation you just tried was outdated 4 versions ago. The syntax has changed in between.
Naturally this is a quick lesson for myself, I wrote dozens of documentation myself. After I searched my own documentation, I noticed that I never noted any version numbers, or dates. So this is a quick lesson for myself:
- Note the version numbers!
- Note the date!
- Also note the version numbers of other used software (OS/32 or 64 bits/etc).
- Update the documentation with newer versions
- Show it if you have updated something.
Hello! My name is Danny van der Mast. I work in the IT industry. I’m working at different companies as an IT-Engineer. My job in these companies is improving the companies processes and programming application to support those processes.
Beside that I’m also active in the game industry. I develop serious games, where I can get people to learn something. I also use games to simulate certain cases, to understand them better.
In this blog I shall keep track of what I encounter in these industries and what my opinion is. Feel free to leave a message if you have any questions or comments. I hope you will enjoy your stay.