Saturday, 9 May 2009

How I track my session notes

Looking around the web most of the session notes look something like what is outlined here. Mine follow pretty much along the same lines. My difference is that I don't separate likes like issues out I just put them in line in my notes section which is more like a time line than notes per so. I mark the issues with '@issue' so I can grep through them later to find the issue bits.

Some of this difference may come down to that I haven't tested a GUI in nearly two years. This may mean that my style has adapted to work more like that as part of digging into an issue my result in looking multiple databases and a handful of log files. Something when you notice an issue it may be the chain leading up to it so it comes in handy to have the issue in line with the notes and having a time stamp on it.

My template current looks like this: