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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.

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GeneralRe: How To Use Session Variables Pin
ClockMeister20-Jun-13 3:03
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jcmaida20-Jun-13 7:10
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Bob100020-Jun-13 5:44
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User 483504720-Jun-13 4:25
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Member 882490521-Jun-13 4:28
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GeneralRe: How To Use Session Variables Pin
AnalogNerd21-Jun-13 5:01
AnalogNerd21-Jun-13 5:01 
What you say is what should have been done. The code should check the session variable, if it is null then go to the database and 3rd party API and calculate the value needed, and store it in the session variable for later use. In this way it's basically using the session variable for caching a value that is expensive to calculate and doesn't change often.

I posted this because what the person who actually wrote this did was kind of a face-palm moment. They write the value into the session variable and then never read from the session variable again. Every time this value was needed they calculated it, then wrote the calculated value into the session variable only to never retreive it and do anything with it.
GeneralA Brilliant Replacement of float.toFixed(2) Pin
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GeneralDatetimes in java (again) Pin
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