Importance of proper documentation in a project

In the tech industry, it’s not uncommon for developers to work on project maintenance. You could be asked to fix a few bugs in a system which is already in production and has a user base. Or to add new features, or to refactor. Sometimes, you’d even be asked to rewrite the whole project in a different language/framework. For all these, it’s very important to setup the existing code on your development machine, and understand it properly. And for this, you need proper documentation. Most projects today have their own git repository. It’s very unlikely that a project is distributed within a team by copying it on to a storage device. Even your incomplete, two-year old pet projects are usually on GitHub. This means the projects have some sort of readme file. Well, they are not there for no re

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Why I will stick to Hangouts for as long as I can before moving to Allo/Duo

Google just released their new one-to-one video calling app, Duo. The app is awesome; it’s simple, straight forward, and is tied to your phone number instead of a Google account. I’m sure some people would appreciate that last point. Allo, on the other hand, is a simple, straight forward, text messaging app. Allo is also tied to your phone number. The search engine giant is competing with the likes of WhatsApp here. About an hour back, I installed Duo and called a friend on it. I was surprised at how simple the app is. You have one button, click that and you’ll be taken to your contact list. The list of people who are already on the platform appear at the top. Separated from that list is another list of people who are not yet on the service. You can, however, invite them by sending a text

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