Antipatterns (styles of design or process that may proliferate, but are ineffectual or counter-productive) can confound even the most battle-hardened of developers. Only knowledge can set us free, and to that end Source Making's list of antipatterns is a welcome reminder.

Good software structure is essential for system extension and maintenance. Software development is a chaotic activity, therefore the implemented structure of systems tends to stray from the planned structure as determined by architecture, analysis, and design.

Software Development AntiPatterns