Anti-patterns in OO Design and Programming

PART A DUE: 11:59PM, Friday 7 November 2014

PART B DUE: 11:59PM, Sunday 9 November 2014

10 points

Goal: This Discussion Assignment asks you to read about anti-patterns.

Problem Statement:

Do an Internet search for anti-patterns in object-oriented design and programming.


  • Each person comes up with 2 anti-patterns using code or design examples.
  • The group collects the anti-patterns identified by each member and discusses the anti-patterns they have encountered during their career. They present a summary of the discussion to the main bulletin board.

Part A (5 points)

Part A consists of anti-patterns from each member to the group. There must be a code or design example to get full points.

Cite your references.

Part B (2 + 3 = 5 points)

Part B consists of responding to the initial postings (2 points) and the final group posting to the Main topic forum (3 points).
The posting must include a complete listing of the anti-patterns identified by the entire group as well as a summary of the discussion of anti-patterns encountered in real life.

If you include quotation or thoughts from other sources, be sure to cite them appropriately (author, title, publisher, page, etc.).
You may use HTML within these messages.