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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%



 
GeneralRe: Other: not working with others Pin
Slacker00728-Jun-21 11:19
professionalSlacker00728-Jun-21 11:19 
GeneralRe: Other: not working with others Pin
Dan Neely30-Jun-21 4:04
MemberDan Neely30-Jun-21 4:04 
GeneralRe: Other: not working with others Pin
Slacker00730-Jun-21 4:17
professionalSlacker00730-Jun-21 4:17 
GeneralRe: Other: not working with others Pin
Dan Neely30-Jun-21 4:48
MemberDan Neely30-Jun-21 4:48 
GeneralWorst Developer Habit Pin
jlogan42728-Jun-21 6:32
Memberjlogan42728-Jun-21 6:32 
GeneralRe: Worst Developer Habit Pin
PSU Steve29-Jun-21 4:22
professionalPSU Steve29-Jun-21 4:22 
GeneralRe: Worst Developer Habit Pin
Peter R. Fletcher29-Jun-21 5:12
MemberPeter R. Fletcher29-Jun-21 5:12 
GeneralFirst, my "other" comment Pin
W Balboos, GHB28-Jun-21 5:16
mveW Balboos, GHB28-Jun-21 5:16 
Generalall of the above Pin
Slacker00728-Jun-21 2:49
professionalSlacker00728-Jun-21 2:49 
GeneralRe: all of the above Pin
W Balboos, GHB28-Jun-21 5:17
mveW Balboos, GHB28-Jun-21 5:17 
GeneralRe: all of the above Pin
MichaelLuna29-Jun-21 7:58
MemberMichaelLuna29-Jun-21 7:58 
GeneralOne more ... Pin
Amarnath S28-Jun-21 1:31
professionalAmarnath S28-Jun-21 1:31 
General"Massively over-engineering things"? No, no ... that's a plus! Pin
OriginalGriff28-Jun-21 0:19
mveOriginalGriff28-Jun-21 0:19 
GeneralRe: "Massively over-engineering things"? No, no ... that's a plus! Pin
Jacquers29-Jun-21 0:21
MemberJacquers29-Jun-21 0:21 
GeneralRe: "Massively over-engineering things"? No, no ... that's a plus! Pin
Matt McGuire29-Jun-21 5:33
professionalMatt McGuire29-Jun-21 5:33 
GeneralRe: "Massively over-engineering things"? No, no ... that's a plus! Pin
Daniel Pfeffer1-Jul-21 0:01
professionalDaniel Pfeffer1-Jul-21 0:01 
GeneralRe: "Massively over-engineering things"? No, no ... that's a plus! Pin
OriginalGriff1-Jul-21 0:28
mveOriginalGriff1-Jul-21 0:28 
GeneralAlmost all of them Pin
den2k8827-Jun-21 21:58
professionalden2k8827-Jun-21 21:58 
GeneralEverything and even more Pin
Bernhard Hiller27-Jun-21 21:49
MemberBernhard Hiller27-Jun-21 21:49 
General(Almost) all of them? PinPopular
Mike Barthold27-Jun-21 19:35
professionalMike Barthold27-Jun-21 19:35 
GeneralRe: (Almost) all of them? Pin
Bernhard Hiller27-Jun-21 21:52
MemberBernhard Hiller27-Jun-21 21:52 
GeneralRe: (Almost) all of them? Pin
Mike Barthold28-Jun-21 1:33
professionalMike Barthold28-Jun-21 1:33 
GeneralRe: (Almost) all of them? Pin
Sander Rossel27-Jun-21 23:15
professionalSander Rossel27-Jun-21 23:15 
GeneralRe: (Almost) all of them? Pin
Mike Barthold28-Jun-21 1:38
professionalMike Barthold28-Jun-21 1:38 
GeneralRe: (Almost) all of them? Pin
Sander Rossel28-Jun-21 2:13
professionalSander Rossel28-Jun-21 2:13 

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