Rule of Thumb for Detecting Poor Design

You know you’ve got a bad design, or at least one that could be improved, when you start copying and pasting code around. (Note: this doesn’t mean the design needs improving.)

Now, to brace myself for the rotten tomatoes I see headed my way…

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  • Brian Cloutier  On August 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I really hope you don’t get any rotten tomatoes for this one. I fully agree with you, both that it’s a *huge* red flag, and that it doesn’t mean you need to fix the design *now*.

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