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How to save time with good documentation

Paulo Pires | Project Manager

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As a programmer, you are constantly solving problems. Documentation is a way to capture the solutions you've found, so you can easily refer to them later.

Not only does save you time but also makes you more productive. When you have all the information you need at your fingertips, it's easier to find the right solution quickly. This means he can spend more time coding and less time looking for answers because he already has them initially.

Equally, well-documented code is also easier to hand over to other programmers. If you're ever working on a project with someone else, it will make passing on testimonials much easier, understanding your code, and making changes as needed.

So it's in your best interest to document your code well. It will save you time in the long run, and you will be a more productive programmer.

Having said that, good documentation can have many benefits and help save time in several ways:

  • Makes the code easier to understand: Clear, well-written documentation can help you understand what the code is doing and how it should be used, which can help you avoid mistakes and save time in debugging.

  • Increases team efficiency: When everyone on the team has access to up-to-date documentation, they can work more efficiently, as they don't have to waste time looking for information or trying to understand code without context.

  • Makes the code easier to maintain: If someone needs to change or update the code in the future, documentation can help them understand what was done and how things were implemented, which can save time on maintenance.

  • Improves Collaboration: Documentation can help promote collaboration among team members, as it provides a common point of reference for everyone. This can help avoid conflicts and save time that would otherwise be spent in meetings or problem-solving.

In short, good documentation can help save time in many ways, including increasing team efficiency, making code easier to maintain, and promoting collaboration among team members.