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Questions tagged [anti-patterns]

An anti-pattern is a behavior or practice that is common despite being ineffective or counterproductive.

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Pattern for endpoint that routes requests?

I am building a service that will push notifications to many other services. It has a couple of different notification types that each consumer may care about, but likely will not care about all of ...
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Spring bean injection into a hibernate validator constraint

I have a controller method like listed below whose argument is annotated with @Valid to validate PasswordChange object using a Hibernate validator @Constraint. Both PasswordChange and a sample ...
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Where to override the design of jQuery UI elements?

We are using a few jQuery UI elements in our web application, and I need to change their design. For example, the ui-progressbar is way too high and its rounded corners don't fit well with our design. ...
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For a responsive app, do frequent conditionals checking device size indicate a code smell or antipattern?

I have joined a team working on a large and mature responsive website (using a javascript MVC framework), and one thing I frequently see in the codebase is branching code in controllers or components ...
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A modification of singleton pattern

"Singleton" is widely considered anti-pattern ("bad" in everyday language). What about this alternative modified singleton pattern? An object constructor for our class ensures that at any given ...