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133 votes
13 answers
43k views

(Why) is it important that a unit test not test dependencies?

78 votes
14 answers
10k views

Clarify the Single Responsibility Principle

58 votes
9 answers
24k views

Code Smell: Inheritance Abuse [duplicate]

57 votes
3 answers
16k views

Are asserts or unit tests more important?

35 votes
12 answers
5k views

SOLID vs. Avoiding Premature Abstraction

27 votes
9 answers
9k views

When/why is it easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission? [closed]

25 votes
6 answers
10k views

Surviving MATLAB and R as a Hardcore Programmer [closed]

24 votes
12 answers
4k views

Are long functions acceptable if they have internal structure?

22 votes
6 answers
2k views

Is loose coupling w/o use cases an anti-pattern?

12 votes
5 answers
5k views

Config Class/Struct: Pattern or Anti-Pattern? Alternatives?

10 votes
4 answers
3k views

Why are cyclic imports considered so evil?

9 votes
8 answers
2k views

Rigorous Definition of Syntactic Sugar? [closed]

8 votes
8 answers
948 views

What counts as reinventing the wheel?

8 votes
9 answers
1k views

Why bother with detailed specs?

7 votes
3 answers
224 views

System Decoupled in the Wrong Places: Meta-Problem? [closed]

5 votes
2 answers
443 views

Open Source: Is Testing/Bug Reporting A Major Contribution?

3 votes
5 answers
368 views

Consistency vs. Usability? [closed]

2 votes
1 answer
4k views

Saying "I don't know" in a technical interview [closed]

2 votes
3 answers
163 views

What are some precedents on how substantial a snippet must be to be copyrightable? [duplicate]