Jang It

Acronym for Just Add New Garbage Ignoring Tests. A way for CowboyCoding to circumvent ExtremeProgramming.
adjective or past tense

Common usages: Alternate forms:
Explicative uttered by XP programmers when encountering JANGed code.
The act of copying a method from a class where it has a unit test, to another class where it is not tested. Usage: JANG-NAB-IT! Some JANGmeister has JANGhaied this method!!
Just Add New Garbage, Ignoring (even the) Build --JeffBay
a.k.a. Cowboy Coder
the unpleasant emotional state consisting of psychophysiological responses to anticipation of unreal or imagined JANGing, ostensibly resulting from unrecognized inter-programmer conflict. Physiological concomitants include increased heart rate, altered respiration rate, sweating, trembling, weakness, and uncontrollable running of unit tests; psychological concomitants include feelings of impending acceptance test failure, powerlessness, apprehension, and tension.
One who uses threats, physical force, or verbal violence to enforce Cowboy Coding practices.
A project which uses traditional software methodologies.
(zhang-say-kwa) A French word used to describe an elusive quality associated with software that seems impossible to adequately test.
That feeling that there must be more to life than computers when you work with jangsters.
The art of french jazz-playing Gypsy coding --StevePurcell
The art of cleaning up after french jazz-playing Gypsy coding --VanCurtis?
(If `jangster' is the name you call someone who [discourages unit testing], then what do you call someone who uses name calling to enforce unit testing?)

Janga Fett : One known throughout a universe far far away as a cowboy coder.

Also, changing a production GemStone database through an inspector window with no audit trail what so ever.

Self-referential cousin of the kludge?

This can be applied to your software process, as well as directly to the software. E.G., make the developers fill out a text field in your bug database in a particular format rather than adding the appropriate fields.

See FudgeFactor, SelfInvalidatingModel, CodingByCoincidence?

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