Stories about anti-patterns, behaviors and ideas which tend to hurt projects rather than help them.
MSBuild started it. Where it ended was with an idea that I am constantly being reminded of: nothing is ever unchangeable.
Bikeshedding happens when people spend too much time arguing over trivial things. The solution is to force the leader to make a decision, and damn the torpedoes.
Gold Plating is the act of making code look good above what is necessary to make it work. The solution is to remember that perfect is the enemy of good.
Ever had a hammer and everything looked like a nail? You had a Golden Hammer! Let's learn why this isn't a good thing.
A Boat Anchor is code that is kept even though it doesn't do anything. The solution is YAGNI. Delete it!
A Big Ball of Mud happens when a system has no architecture. The solution is planning, or in particularly bad cases, a firehose.
Cargo-Cult Programming occurs when devs use code, which makes their system work, but do not understand why.
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