I learned very early on that cutting & pasting somebody else's code takes longer in the long run that writing it yourself. In my opinion unless you really understand it, cut & paste code will ...
With plain Google as well as Google Code search tools it is easy to find how to program using some resource or solve certain problems (such as create a Java class, or an FTP block in Perl, etc.). So ...
What's a good, concise way to explain the dangers of copy-paste programming to non-programmers? [closed]
I'm looking for a good analogy or metaphor that could illustrate the problems of copy-paste programming to non-programmers. I occasionally do code/system reviews for potential clients, and one of the ...
I understand plagiarism and paraphrasing fairly well when it comes to writing a research paper, but those equivalent areas in programming seem foreign to me. I've looked up the topics online, and ...
While I know in a perfect world where a greenfield application was scoped out from day one with great BRD's and a competent development lead constantly reviewed code by their underlings to avoid this, ...