On Documentation


I have been on both sides of this situation – trying to learn something new (or get better at that thing) and struggling to orient people to a team, due to my own presumption that they understand some of the subtleties of the work I do.

When you don’t document things you rely on cultural norms,
Which means you can’t attract people outside that culture,
Your culture remains homogenous.
When you dictate,
You’re a dictator,
Even if you say you’re not a dictator.
People don’t like dictators,
They tend to leave or revolt against them.

The rest of the article about the experience of the Node community is here: https://medium.com/node-js-javascript/building-a-better-node-community-3f8f45b45cb5


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