Some say that you do not need comments and your code need not be readable if you are a professional.

To be more specific, the Facebook post by my employer, 99X Technology and the subsequent discussions in the comments section got me thinking. So here’s what I think.First and foremost, that statement is just wrong, as wrong as driving on the wrong side of the road!

In my opinion, properly commented and readable code should be the hallmark of a professional. I first started writing code in Grade 9, some VB here and some HTML there. At that time, I was more interested in seeing the result on the screen. As you can imagine, it was barely documented and was for the most part, spaghetti code.

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Written By : Sabry Moulana, Technical Lead, 99X Technology