Posted by Jeff Monforton on December 17, 2013 @ 2:20 pm
A well organized and well documented system, complete with commentary within your code, can only help you and your fellow developers and programmers.
Over the years we have all had to modify, repair, debug, and otherwise live with someone else’s code. The platforms vary, but the challenges remain the same—the biggest of which is, “What in #@$! was this guy thinking?!” Looking at that single—sometimes painful and often confusing—question leaves us wondering how it happened in the first place.
More often than not, we find ourselves in this perplexing situation because the documentation has become separated from the program. This can happen for various reasons:
- The equipment has changed hands several times, misplacing information
- Someone saw this as an opportunity to insure continued employment by being the ‘go to’ guy
- The dog ate it
- It was never ... Continue ReadingContinue ReadingLeave a Comment
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