This Is Just to Say, I Used an Anti-Pattern


In software engineering, an anti-pattern (or antipattern) is a design pattern that appears obvious but is ineffective or far from optimal in practice.

The term was coined in 1995 by Andrew Koenig, inspired by Gang of Four’s book Design Patterns, which developed the concept of design patterns in the software field. The term was widely popularized three years later by the book AntiPatterns, which extended the use of the term beyond the field of software design and into general social interaction.

This came up at work today.

This Is Just To Say, via and older This American Life episode I just got around to listening to today (yay podcasting).

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