2 definitions by TheHub

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Computer code that starts out small, and through extensions gains a few "bad practice" changes. Over the years, extensions mirroring the bad practice start adding up, until physical symptoms begin to appear. The system may become slow and unresponsive but it still work, for example, so it continues to grow uncontrollably.

Once this happens, there are no good options. You are forced to choose between the software development equivalents of chemotherapy or radical surgery.

Like other forms of cancer, early detection and treatment is the best option.
16000 lines of code full of elseif statements that takes far too long to load and display a single invoice is a fine example of Code Cancer.

The story is called "Immutable Invoices" on "TheDailyWTF"
by TheHub November 24, 2009

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Lots of people nowadays don't know how to use apostrophes, and will put one in just about every word that ends in 's'. An apostrophectomy is a procedure for the removal of superfluous apostrophes in order to conform to proper english.
A combination of the words "Apostrophe" and the greek "ectomy", a common medical suffix meaning "to cut out".
"Did that guy go to school? His blog needs a serious apostrophectomy."
by TheHub May 20, 2009

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