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Do you do defensive programming?

Survey period: 14 May 2012 to 21 May 2012

"Defensive programming is ... intended to ensure the continuing function of a piece of software in spite of unforeseeable usage of said software". ie provide air-bags and ABS for your code. (suggested by the enigmatic V)

OptionVotes% 
Yes, I use defensive programming always19316.67
I use defensive programming mostly51044.04
I use defensive programming rarely19817.10
No, I don't use defensive programming design595.09
I have no idea of what you speak.19817.10



 
GeneralDefensive Mostly Pin
JackDingler14-May-12 8:32
JackDingler14-May-12 8:32 
GeneralDefensive vs. Protected Pin
SASS_Shooter14-May-12 8:13
SASS_Shooter14-May-12 8:13 
GeneralI have no idea of what you speak Pin
CPallini14-May-12 7:39
mveCPallini14-May-12 7:39 
GeneralDefensive = secure Pin
ed welch14-May-12 7:22
ed welch14-May-12 7:22 
GeneralDefensive, but not too defensive Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic14-May-12 5:43
Nemanja Trifunovic14-May-12 5:43 
GeneralNever developed a software with granted foreseeable usage... Pin
AlexCode14-May-12 3:50
professionalAlexCode14-May-12 3:50 
GeneralRe: Never developed a software with granted foreseeable usage... Pin
RedSonja14-May-12 21:51
RedSonja14-May-12 21:51 
GeneralRe: Never developed a software with granted foreseeable usage... Pin
AlexCode14-May-12 22:15
professionalAlexCode14-May-12 22:15 
GeneralRe: Never developed a software with granted foreseeable usage... Pin
RedSonja14-May-12 22:51
RedSonja14-May-12 22:51 
GeneralRe: Never developed a software with granted foreseeable usage... Pin
AlexCode14-May-12 22:58
professionalAlexCode14-May-12 22:58 
GeneralSaid yes to defensive programming but... Pin
PedroMC14-May-12 2:28
PedroMC14-May-12 2:28 
GeneralNo choice Pin
RedSonja14-May-12 1:32
RedSonja14-May-12 1:32 
GeneralRe: No choice Pin
MichP14-May-12 9:36
MichP14-May-12 9:36 
GeneralRe: No choice Pin
RedSonja14-May-12 21:36
RedSonja14-May-12 21:36 
GeneralWhen given the time Pin
chriselst14-May-12 0:53
chriselst14-May-12 0:53 
GeneralRe: When given the time Pin
Slacker00714-May-12 1:14
professionalSlacker00714-May-12 1:14 
GeneralRe: When given the time Pin
PedroMC14-May-12 2:36
PedroMC14-May-12 2:36 
GeneralRe: When given the time Pin
chriselst14-May-12 2:40
chriselst14-May-12 2:40 
GeneralRe: When given the time Pin
PedroMC14-May-12 2:49
PedroMC14-May-12 2:49 
GeneralRe: When given the time Pin
chriselst14-May-12 2:54
chriselst14-May-12 2:54 
GeneralRe: When given the time Pin
Fabio Franco14-May-12 11:15
professionalFabio Franco14-May-12 11:15 
GeneralWe have many defensive programmers. Pin
mojp14-May-12 0:16
mojp14-May-12 0:16 
GeneralRe: We have many defensive programmers. Pin
jim lahey14-May-12 0:50
jim lahey14-May-12 0:50 
GeneralYes, I do Pin
Prasad_Kulkarni13-May-12 23:42
Prasad_Kulkarni13-May-12 23:42 
GeneralRe: Yes, I do Pin
AlexCode14-May-12 22:26
professionalAlexCode14-May-12 22:26 
Apart of Unit Testing, everything on your list is mere maintenance best practices.
Comments and naming conventions won't do any good to your software upon an unexpected input or if it needs to scale.

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