How to Find the Stinky Parts of Your Code

How to Find the Stinky Parts of Your Code

Maxi Contieri
·Oct 24, 2020·

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TL;DR: A Compilation of bad smells in code.

The code smells bad.

Let's see how to change the aromas.

In this series, we will see several symptoms and situations that make us doubt the quality of our developments. We will present possible solutions.

Most of these smells are just hints of something that might be wrong. They are not rigid rules.

Code Smells

... and many more to come.


Photo by Richárd Ecsedi on Unsplash

Smells are certain structures in the code that suggest (sometimes they scream for) the possibility of refactoring

Martin Fowler

Part of the objective of this series of articles is to generate spaces for debate and discussion on software design.

We look forward to comments and suggestions on this article.

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Technical Opinions are my own. I don't have the revealed truth.

Software Design is a creative activity. These are hints and not rigid rules.

I write on BackEnd Business Systems and OOP Design. My advice/experience might not suit other systems.

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