Cargo-cult programming

📄 Wiki page | 🕑 Last updated: Jan 20, 2022

The original term "cargo cult" refers to aboriginal religious groups in the South Pacific after World War II. They were obsessed with building elaborate mock-ups of airplanes and military landing strips in the hope of summoning the god-like beings who arrived in airplanes that had brought marvelous cargo during the war.

Just like them, cargo-cult programmers are obsessed with using technologies or patterns they don't fully understand, in hopes that "Good things will come" (because someone else has reporedly used them successfully).

More reading:

Ask me anything / Suggestions

If you have any suggestions or questions (related to this or any other topic), feel free to contact me. ℹī¸

If you find this site useful in any way, please consider supporting it.