An anti-pattern is a solution to a “recurring problem that is usually ineffective and risks being highly counterproductive”. Just as valuable as knowing how to solve a problem, is knowing how not to solve it. Anti-patterns give us great counter-examples to consider relative to design patterns. Anti-patterns are not confined to code. For example, a process can be an anti-pattern, too.

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