About SoftwarePrototyping.net

This blog originally started to give a voice for the increasing interest in software prototyping and its various related activities.  It’s an area gaining interest all the time, as people start to realise that diving in at the deep end rarely works.  My name is John Clark and I previously founded and ran a small software house called Reynard Thomson, from which this blog originally grew.  However, that venture is now no more and (after a brief hiatus) I’ve resurrected this blog.  Some of the original content is quite old now, and over the next few months I plan to add some new stuff.

I’d be interested in opening this up to any collaborators who’ve got something they’d like to say about the subject – if you are interested, please do get in touch.

2 Responses to About SoftwarePrototyping.net

  1. Mahesh says:

    HI, Came across your site and found quite interesting stuff. But actually found it pretty surprising that, you didnt talk about a tool which is present with almost every body which is excellent tool for prototyping. MS excel.

    Check What you can do with excel here http://crunchyideas.blogspot.com/2011/06/prototyping-using-excel-alternative-to.html

    I guess Excel surely deserves a post from you.

    • John Clark says:

      Hi Mahesh.

      Excel *isn’t* really what I’d call a prototyping tool, in the same way that Photoshop isn’t a website building tool. That is to say, you can do some things in a rudimentary way, and with dogged persistance you might be able to come up with something actually quite impressive (such as in the link you posted) but, let’s be clear: it’s hard work and is a little bit like cutting food with a spoon.

      All that said, Mahesh, you could be right about the pressing need to talk about Excel – thanks for the suggestion and I’ll put that into my ‘doggy bag’ of article ideas for later this summer.


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