A derogatory term for program code that is ridiculously verbose and difficult to read and edit, characterized by grossly abusing the myriad of features available for a given language when a much simpler and more elegant solution is obvious. Derived from the horrible code that the employees of large, bureaucratic companies write for the sake of busy work and/or tormenting coworkers.
John spent eight hours writing 471 lines of Java enterprise code, importing thirteen libraries and carefully crafting three factory classes to accomplish a task that could just as easily be done with ten lines of Python. A hard day's pay earned.
by dontkillalljews February 10, 2013