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Avoid Anti-patterns

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So far, this book has focused on what we should do. But it is also helpful to discuss what we should not do. This chapter lists common anti-patterns – programming concepts and styles that we should avoid.

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    Joel Spolsky has written about the problems with rewriting code from scratch:

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    See this Stack Overflow answer for an explanation of the weird times when DEFAULT NULL ON CONVERSION ERROR does not work:

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Heller, J. (2023). Avoid Anti-patterns. In: Pro Oracle SQL Development . Apress, Berkeley, CA.

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