Anti-patterns in OO Design and Programming

PART A DUE: 11:59PM, Friday 13 November 2015

PART B DUE: 11:59PM, Sunday 15 November 2015

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 posted by each member to the private discussion group "D8". There must be a code or design example to get full points.

Cite your references.

Part B (2 + 3 = 5 points)

In the private discussion group "D8" respond to the initial postings. (2 points).
In the private discussion group "D8", prepare the final group posting. This 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.

Make the final group posting to the public discussion group "Final group posting: Discussion Assignment 8". Indicate your group name in the thread title. (3 points)

If you include quotation or thoughts from other sources, be sure to cite them appropriately (author, title, publisher, page, etc.).
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