Integrating documentation inside the IDE is a convenient method for documentation management. I don't know about you, but I avoid context switching at all costs. I just know how fast I can break my focus.
The easiest way for me to document my code is right in my IDE. Here are three advantage:
- It reduces context switching. When I'm looking at code and I want to understand something about it, the documentation is right there. I don't need to leave my IDE and search for info.
- I see which parts of the code have been already documented while I'm reading and I make a note to come back later and fill in the blanks.
- Reviewing annotations when implementing new code or trying to understand a part of the code- it's more straightforward, easier to review, and just intuitive.
Have you tried IDE-integrated documentation?