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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: (Almost) all of them? Pin
Mike Barthold28-Jun-21 2:53
professionalMike Barthold28-Jun-21 2:53 
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Carl_Sharman28-Jun-21 23:57
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Julian Ragan29-Jun-21 10:51
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Mike Barthold30-Jun-21 0:04
professionalMike Barthold30-Jun-21 0:04 
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