Write-only documentation (WOD) is a tongue-in-cheek term for documentation that is written to satisfy a process but never read subsequent to its writing.
Jutta Ecksteinwrote how to spot write-only documentation: "it looks very accurate, stays on the shelf, and has no coffee stains on any page. This is a clear sign that nobody really trusts it." She proceeds to explain the reasons why it exists.
- Write-only language
- Write-only memory (disambiguation)
- Jutta Eckstein, Agile Software Development in the Large: Diving Into the Deep, p. 32
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