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Band-Aid programming

I saw a code sample last Saturday for someone where there was a method with 9 TODOs and I saw some code that was doing

                xxxDao.setLastSectionNum(custId, lastSectionNum);
                xxxDao.setLastChangeNum(custId, lastChangeNum);
                xxxDao.setLastModified(custId, now, xxxContext);
                if (subject == null) {
                        xxxDao.updateSubject(custId, subject);

My blood was boiling after seeing this. This is what is called as band aid programming. I found out that programmer has added first line 2 years ago and then one more requirement came in so he added one more dao method and in 2 years we get 4 methods. WTH couldnt he refactor the code to just do 1 update query or use some ORM with POJO. 

But to me he is typical band-aid programmer because I saw 9 TODOs in one 100 lines method. What that tells me is that he is just fixing bare minimum things and is having a tunnel vision.


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