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What are the worst habit a developer can have?

Survey period: 28 Jun 2021 to 5 Jul 2021

Obviously not an exhaustive list...

OptionVotes% 
Reinventing the wheel instead of using existing libraries35140.48
Prematurely optimising18821.68
Adding a million features "just in case"35340.72
Not commenting (especially when it's tricky code)43149.71
Commenting too much12214.07
Massively over-engineering things40146.25
Pulling in new technologies / libraries / frameworks for no good reason44150.87
Using the same tool for every single problem11913.73
Leaving edge cases and error handling to others36341.87
5,000 line functions39445.44
Other (please comment)242.77
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
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Mike (Prof. Chuck)27-Jun-21 19:35
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Bernhard Hiller27-Jun-21 21:52
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Mike (Prof. Chuck)28-Jun-21 1:33
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Sander Rossel27-Jun-21 23:15
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Mike (Prof. Chuck)28-Jun-21 1:38
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Sander Rossel28-Jun-21 2:13
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Mike (Prof. Chuck)28-Jun-21 2:53
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Carl_Sharman28-Jun-21 23:57
Carl_Sharman28-Jun-21 23:57 
As a native English-speaking developer, this conversation has been a fascinating insight into the world of non-native English-speaking developers! Thank you both. It also makes me grateful that I don't have to think about those kind of complexities, and gives me a new-found respect for the additional challengers you face.

I can't even imagine what it must be like for developers who don't even speak English as a second language.

PS I now have a little bit of umlaut envy
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Julian Ragan29-Jun-21 10:51
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Mike (Prof. Chuck)30-Jun-21 0:04
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