Do you look for large strings in code?

Last updated by TiagoAraujo almost 12 years ago.See history

Long hard-coded strings in a codebase can be a sign of poor architecture.

To make hard-coded strings easier to find, consider highlighting them in your IDE.

Figure: Bad Example - The connection string is hard-coded and isn't easy to see in the IDE. longstringbadexample2 Figure: Better Example - The connection string is still hard-coded, but at least it's very visible to the developers.
Figure: Good Example - The connection string is now stored in configuration and we don't have a long hard-coded string in the code.

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