Nobody Reads Documentation

@article{Rettig1991NobodyRD,
  title={Nobody Reads Documentation},
  author={Marc Rettig},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1991},
  volume={34},
  pages={19-24}
}
Finally, new and interesting ideas about documentation. It is kind of funny, really. Most documentat ion is written by technic i a n s n o t professional writers. And most technicians would include documentation among their top ten complaints regarding the software they use. Physician, heal thyself. This column describes ideas and suggestions from current literature on software documentation. I hope they will change the way you think about documentation. If you are in the software field, it is… CONTINUE READING

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