2 posts tagged with "software development"
Back in school, teachers and TAs made commenting your code seem like a necessity that everyone constantly does as a software engineer. Without comments, you shouldn't consider your code complete. However, since working in industry I find it much different in practice. This post outlines my own observations on when software engineers actually comment their code and when it's important.
In software development there are a number of things that once had a purpose but after years of refactoring and feature development may no longer serve a purpose. It's important to never accept something as necessary without understanding why it exists and if it's still useful. When you can, take your time to follow and understand every code and system you see so you can become a better developer and help your fellow developers.