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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
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Third party drawbacks:
1. Have to learn their api. sometimes its mind bending sometimes simple.
2. Depend on their support/consceintiousness for bug fixes and upgrades.
3. Can't fix a bug if you have a special case. even if you get the source code.
4. Don't always know you cant solve a problem until you have wasted a week on the componenet.
5. Don't own it cant enhance it.

Pluses:
1. debugged already
2. learn from other peoples problems - may get features you hadn't even considered.
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