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Mastering JavaScript Design Patterns - Second Edition by Simon Timms

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Anti-patterns

If there are common patterns to be found in good software design, are there also patterns that can be found in bad software design? Absolutely! There are any number of ways to do things incorrectly, but most of them have been done before. It takes real creativity to screw up in a hitherto unknown way.

The shame of it is that it is very difficult to remember all the ways in which people have gone wrong over the years. At the end of many major projects, the team will sit down and put together a document called Lessons Learned. This document contains a list of things that could have gone better on the project and may even outline some suggestions as to how these issues can be avoided in the future. That these documents are only constructed ...

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