Software documentation is all about bringing clarity into a code baseline. It provides clues to clarify the meaning of certain code structures. For this purpose, we use best programming practices and tools to clarify our software. When documenting software, we aim to minimize time spent hunting for meaning. We want anyone using or reading our code to know exactly what we meant when we wrote it. In addition, they should also know how to use our code without having to look for extra clues. Whether it’s an API, a suite of REST services, or simply a method in your code, it should all be clear. When things are not clear, you have to dig up the meaning from other parts of the code, and this is a waste of time.
In this article, we’ll explore what information to document and how to do it. Lastly, we will talk about presenting our software documentation.