A Plea

Pleeeeaase Explain Your Code

The importance of commenting and documenting your software program

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Why All the Hate

The Six Benefits of Documentation

1. Documentation quickly reminds the creator of what he did in the past.

2. Documentation allows anyone who takes over the code to learn faster.

3. Documentation tracks what has been done to the code (i.e. versioning).

4. Documentation helps those not as proficient at coding.

5. Documentation helps technical people translate the code to business value.

6. Documentation keeps a record of lessons learned.

Conclusion

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