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Anti Patterns and Worst Practices

, 13 Mar 2012 CPOL
Code Project Virtual Tech Summit Session: In this session, Steve describes various anti-patterns and worst practices in software development that he has encountered in his own experience or learned about from other experts in the field, along with advice on recognizing and avoiding them.




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About the Author

Steve Smith
Chief Technology Officer Falafel Software
United States United States
Steve is Chief Technology Officer for Falafel Software as well as a Pluralsight trainer.

Steve is very active in the Microsoft developer community, and is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. He has been a regular conference speaker since 2001 and has written or contributed to several books on software development, including 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. Steve co-founded and coordinates a software craftsmanship user group in northeast Ohio (

Steve is passionate about software craftsmanship and architecture and design best practices. He enjoys helping fellow programmers achieve their own "ah-ha" moments through speaking, his blog (, videos, and other opportunities. Before joining The Code Project, Steve founded NimblePros, an agile consulting shop focused on software craftsmanship through their work, training, and tools designed to help developers deliver better software.

Steve lives in Kent, Ohio with his wife Michelle, daughter Ilyana, and son Nikita. He enjoys biking, swimming, karate, and all manner of games when he is not immersed in the latest developments in software.

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