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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.io. 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.

Show Notes

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.io. 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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Programming Throwdown educates Computer Scientists and Software Engineers on a cavalcade of programming and tech topics. Every show will cover a new programming language, so listeners will be able to speak intelligently about any programming language.