There are a number of patterns that reveal themselves to us daily. The sun rising and setting; the moon exposing itself to the tides below. There is a variance of change depending on the time of the year, month or day. Over time you if you keep track of it; the pattern will emerge. The same truth is applied to software development; over time if you keep track of the changes (success or failure) the pattern will emerge.
I love anti-patterns; I love to learn about them in the software world. The world that I am interacting with; I also love to find the patterns that are around us. What commonality does this issue have to similar issues we have had? Some of my favorite anti-patterns are: the golden hammer, NIH (not invented here), and spaghetti code. Not to say that I enjoy these anti-patterns, but that the causation of why these occur. If you keep track of them, i.e. documentation, you will be better equipped to deal with them.
What is an anti-pattern? See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-pattern
The wrong way to do something in a nutshell.
Golden Hammer: When all you have is a hammer everything looks like nail.
Not Invented Here Syndrome: Fear of the unknown – something not invented here can’t be trusted.
Spaghetti Code: Not maintainable — jumbled mess of code.
I think this is a good practice of software development: I am not my code. Do not take your code personal.
What is a pattern?
Keep track of successes to know what patterns help you succeed. Documentation of tasks, accomplishments, and other thoughts is a great way to find those patterns. There are a number of great proven patterns in software and life!
SOLID: development the right way
DRY: Don’t Repeat Yourself
KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid