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Author Topic: The WET Cart - Coders beware, you might cry  (Read 1097 times)


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The WET Cart - Coders beware, you might cry
« on: December 08, 2011, 04:28 PM »
The WET Cart

"I help out design firms with 'backend' coding for websites and web applications," writes Josiah, "usually this involves anything that's not HTML/CSS or copy/paste JS."

"Every now and then, I see something... a little more involved. Recently, I was working on a client's site that had an embedded 'store' where users can purchase promotional items. Aside from the tables used for layout everywhere, there was about 750 lines of javascript to calculate the cart. I'm pretty sure the original coder didn't quite get DRY principles... but he was well versed in WET (Write Everything Twice, or in this case, 76 times) principles.

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Re: The WET Cart - Coders beware, you might cry
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 04:57 PM »
I cried laughing! ;D  Especially at the comments... and the google comments about the DRY Principle... made my day!