Definition of Design Doc

A detailed technical document that outlines the architecture, components, and implementation plan for a software system or feature. It serves as a blueprint for developers and a reference point for discussions and decision-making throughout the software development process.

Example: The engineering manager asked the SWE to put together a design doc for the feature, including the suggested UX, API, and data storage model for the new feature.

Variations: technical spec, technical specification, design document

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The definition for "Design Doc" was last updated in 2023.

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Date: 04/22/2024

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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