Steve Jones - SSC Editor wrote:
Yeah, lots of people like typing. Esp technology people
There are "those" managers that associate the rattle of keyboards with productivity.
The JetBrains IDEs have spell checkers in them, which does at least warn us when what we have typed might be a typo.
Refactoring and using a DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) approach also helps.
Tools such as Confluence are widely used for documentation in organisations but I've not come across many people who really make good use of its macros that help avoid duplication.
- Excerpt and Excerpt include macros
- Page include macros for where a page may be useful in more than one Confluence space.
- Page property and report macros that let us pull key:value pairs of information into a summary page
- Page Templates that put boiler plate text in place.