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As some of you know from my posts about Prezi and Ignite, I am a fan of alternative slide formats and presentation techniques. In my work as both a student and a developer advocate, I have made a massive number of Powerpoint presentations, and I do believe there is much room for improvement and room for experimentation. So, whenever I spot a new slide format in the wild, I get excited to try it out myself.
Early last year, the HTML5 advocates started using a set of slides that both showed off HTML5 features and were written in HTML5 – so they could do interactive samples and harness the power of HTML5 at the same time. (And by HTML5, I mostly mean rounded corners and CSS transitions :).
In the interests of creating employment opportunities in the Java programming field, I am passing on these tips from the masters on how to write code that is so difficult to maintain, that the people who come after you will take years to make even the simplest changes. Further, if you follow all these rules religiously, you will even guarantee yourself a lifetime of employment, since no one but you has a hope in hell of maintaining the code. Then again, if you followed all these rules religiously, even you wouldn’t be able to maintain the code!
You don’t want to overdo this. Your code should not look hopelessly unmaintainable, just be that way. Otherwise it stands the risk of being rewritten or refactored.