I’ve been in a lot of meetings about coding standards. I really don’t care about what indentation style you use, or how many spaces to indent them, or much at all about how your code is formatted. It’s 2014; I can reformat it in Eclipse to look any way I want.

But there are some things I see in code that make me mad. Generally, things that make me mad in code fall into a number of categories:

  1. Stuff that makes the code hard to read.
  2. Stuff that makes the code hard to debug.
  3. Stuff that makes the code less reliable

In this series of posts, I’ll rant a bit about some things that make me grind my teeth when I see them.