Golden Hammer

This smell results in the misapplication of a favored tool, library, language, framework, or concept. Developers and managers are comfortable with an existing approach and unwilling to learn and apply one that is better suited.


W. Brown, R. Malveau, H. McCormick, T. Mowbray, “AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis”. John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

Design Smells


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