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RantYour current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded. Pin
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RantNow, granted, I don't always write "up to snuff" code... Pin
Marc Clifton1-Mar-17 8:44
mvaMarc Clifton1-Mar-17 8:44 
...but the garbage I've had to look into and fix, well, it's just amazing.
  1. Lack of abstraction (makes testing a total PITA)
  2. Lack of encapsulation (would be nice to be able to load up the configuration values without hitting a serer that I don't connect to in testing)
  3. Absolutely convoluted code for getting something to run on a separate thread (even before Task.Run this was basically a 5 liner, not the 100+ lines of drivel I'm wading through.)
  4. How many times do I need to xpath the config file to get the same value in the same loop???
  5. Let's instantiate variables and never use them!
  6. Let's add debugging that inspects the .NET stack. And not disable it in a release build.
  7. Let's load an XSLT transform from a file every time we need to transform something.
  8. And maybe XSLT isn't the most efficient?
  9. And let's put in comments about "not too pricey performance-wise" for stupid-arsed things and totally ignore the glaring inefficiencies elsewhere.
  10. Let's use bool? as a 3 state variable instead of a readable enum.
  11. And the list goes on.
I am getting sorely disappointed in the code I've had to work with. I have yet to see something decently implemented in this job. It's pretty clear to me that if I were the Trump of the software engineering world, I would cull 90% of them and relegate them to captaining garbage scows.

Marc
V.A.P.O.R.ware - Visual Assisted Programming / Organizational Representation

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