If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.
~ Gerald Weinberg (born:1933-10-27 age:81) Weinberg’s Second Law
Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.
~ Napoléon Bonaparte (born:1769-08-15 died:1821-05-05 at age:51)
|General Principles||Testing||The Shoemaker Has No Shoes|
|Naming||Choice of Language||Contributors|
|Camouflage||Dealing With Others||Operation Termite|
|Documentation||Roll Your Own||Feedback|
|Program Design||Tricks In Offbeat Languages||Links|
|Coding Obfuscation||Miscellaneous Techniques|
In the interests of creating employment opportunities in the Java programming field, I am passing on these tips from the masters on how to write code that is so difficult to maintain, that the people who come after you will take years to make even the simplest changes. Further, if you follow all these rules religiously, you will even guarantee yourself a lifetime of employment, since no one but you has a hope in hell of maintaining the code. Then again, if you followed all these rules religiously, even you wouldn’t be able to maintain the code!
You don’t want to overdo this. Your code should not look hopelessly unmaintainable, just be that way. Otherwise it stands the risk of being rewritten or refactored.
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|recommend book⇒AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures and Projects in Crisis|
|by||William J. Brown, Raphael C. Malveau, Hays W. (Skip) McCormick, Thomas J. Mowbray||978-0-471-19713-3||paperback|
|This is an amusing book that looks at what goes wrong in software development.|
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