Documenting your code is important. It tells other developers what the code does, why it is constructed in a certain way, and how to use it. Good documentation saves them time when they are trying to perform a certain task that isn’t straightforward. It will probably also save you time?because the human brain can only store so much information. Even your own code will confuse you at some point in the future.sp
Even though code documentation is important, many developers find it tedious. This is exacerbated by the fact that many companies associate code documentation with long Word documents that must be kept up to date manually. Not exactly developer heaven.
So how can we simplify code documentation while still keeping it effective? (more…)