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My current job deals with a multi-gigabyte code base, a very complex application in the Finance sector. It's brilliantly designed, in my opinion, and uses OO to great effect.

However, there is zero internal documentation on how it works, how the data flows through the different layers and what components do what.

I have had to ask (over Teams) for every bit of knowledge I have about this application, and there are still places where I'm completely in the dark.

If I had to do it again, I'm not sure I would have taken this job, due to the frustration level. How important do you think internal documentation is, and would you take a job with a company that has none?



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