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The recent trend in software development has been to produce less documentation and writing material. Many developers have interpreted the Agile Manifesto preference of “working software over comprehensive documentation” as the authorization to stop producing any document during a project. This has been translated in sentences like “the code is the documentation” or “the requirements are in the application”.
There have been certainly many projects that have produced documentation only for the sake of documenting. You could have heard the famous tale about the 200 pages requirements document that contained a ...