The Dirty Dozen of Application Development Mistakes

by Keith Vance

Programmers make mistakes, but too often the bugs are the result of not avoiding common pitfalls.

InfoWorld's Peter Wayner wrote a story about what he thinks are the 12 most common programming mistakes and how to avoid them.

Wayner talks about "playing it fast and loose" with user submitted data and writing sloppy code that contains lots of null values.

He takes programmers to task for not writing modular code and for relying too much on frameworks that can obscure problems.

So for a refresher on what not to do, check Wayner's list.

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This article was originally published on Wednesday Dec 15th 2010
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