Code Documentation with Omer Rosenbaum and Tim Post

June 16, 2021, 4:46 p.m. (1 year, 5 months ago)

What makes for good documentation? In this episode, we dive into one of the most important yet overlooked facets of coding. With us are Omer Rosenbaum and Tim Post of Swimm is an app that allows you to create docs coupled with your code, which are auto-synced and integrated into your workflow. It makes for much more efficient, elegant, and accessible documentation. 

Omer is the CTO of Swimm, and Tim is Principal Development Relations and User Advocate. They are the experts who will guide us through good code documentation practices and tools, as well as share some fascinating real-life examples and stories.

This episode touches on the following key topics and ideas:

00:01:20 Introducing Omer and Tim

00:03:28 Omer: learning tech while in the military

00:06:36 Israel Tech Challenge

00:08:32 Impostor Syndrome

00:12:15 Tim: the consulting career route

00:18:15 Stack Overflow elected moderator

00:20:59 ZFS and Btrfs 

00:22:49 What is good code documentation?

00:34:48 Documentation and remote work

00:36:99 Good practices

00:40:37 Code comments

00:45:20 How to write documentation

00:46:59 Signs of bad code documentation

00:48:05 Swimm overview

00:53:21 PyTorch documentation

00:54:45 PHP documentation

00:56:34 Swimm’s CLI tools

01:01:16 Code documentation horror stories

01:07:26 Swimm offers for open-source projects and enterprises

01:13:47 Working at Swimm

01:19:54 The value of remote work

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