Your Code Can Smell! How to Fix It

A code smell is a chunk of code or general coding pattern that looks like it might indicate a deeper issue in the overall structure and design of a codebase. Think of a code smell as any sign that suggests a section of code should be refactored. It’s not that the code is buggy or non-functional — often times, smelly code runs just fine — but smelly code is often hard to maintain and extend, which can lead to technical issues (especially on larger projects). In this article, we’ll highlight 10 of the most common code smells, what to look…

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