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Monday, May 15, 2006

Signs You're a Crappy Programmer (and don't know it)

Please read this great post from Damien Katz, and watch the signs
  1. Java is all you'll ever need.
  2. "Enterprisey" isn't a punchline to you.
  3. You are adamantly opposed to function/methods over 20 lines of code.
  4. "OMG! PATTERNS!"
  5. CPU cycles are a precious commodity and your programming style and language reflects that belief.
  6. You think no function/method should have multiple return points.
  7. Your users are stupid. Really stupid.
  8. You take great pride in the high volume of code you write.
  9. Copy and paste is great, it helps you write decoupled code!
  10. You think error handling means catching every exception, logging it and continuing on.
  11. You model all your code in UML before you write it.
  12. Your code wipes out important data.
I have to admit, that #12 happened to me 1 month ago ... and that #8 is still something I do value ...
Evan Summers has something to say about this list too...

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