“I didn’t do this part”

Jeffrey E. Uvero
2 min readDec 26, 2020
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These past few days I realized that I am becoming matured as a developer. It’s very often to notice it, but one situation gives me the assurance that this statement is true.

My colleagues ask me a question about the system that I handled years ago. Well actually I will still handle it eventually, but the part his working out is the one that I created way back then. He asked me why that line exist, but I really don’t remember that line of code and said to him that I’m not the one who wrote that line. I can’t suggest to my colleague to remove that part cause I know there’s a reason why he wrote it. Still, I am eager to know who wrote it and why he wrote that part so I tried to look for it at Git and surprisingly it was me! I am the one who wrote this line of code two years ago. I can’t really recognize that part, but on the other side of this situation, I realized that now I know I have improved my coding skills and I can even criticize my own self. The bad part is just I still don’t know why I wrote this.

I think this blog is the continuation of this blog (https://medium.com/@jeffreyuvero/revisiting-old-stuff-with-new-perspective-9a4a6e385787) but with a different situation. When you revisit your work sometimes you can’t recognize it because your perfective is different from before. I am talking about coding but it also applies to other stuffs.

So the big question is did I solve this problem? I actually don’t know yet the only idea I have is to put a comment every time I change or edit codes but is it proper? Well, I really don’t know, but once I figure it out, I will post it.

Merry Christmas and happy coding

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Jeffrey E. Uvero

Jeffrey E. Uvero is a PHP and JavaScript Developer currently working as React Engineer