Should You Comment Your Code?

Written By John Sonmez

Most beginning software developers think it is a good idea to put lots of comments in their code. When I first started out in software development, I probably wrote 3 lines of comments for each line of real code. But, the problem with this approach is that comments aren't living and code is. One changes the other grows stale.
Instead, it is better to write clear expressive code that describes itself so well that it doesn't need comments.
In this video I talk about why I try to avoid using comments in my code and why I think you should too.

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