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Discussion on: The Silly Joys of Coding

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Cubicle Buddha

I live for this stuff. Joke and inside jokes in code are some of the best perks of being a programmer.

If anyone ever finds “Marty McFly” or “Biff Tannen” as test users in unit tests... then I was probably the one who wrote it. No git-blame necessary. ;)

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Elliot

If I'm writing some single use scripts I always name my variables cat and dog :)

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Casey Brooks

I do the same with my unit tests, except I typically go with characters from Harry Potter 😁

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Jamie

There may or may not be a live system out there, which I worked on, with test users who are called:

  • Luke Skywaller
  • Han Solo
  • Leia Organa

And they all have full addresses putting them at:

Secret Rebel Base (shh, don't tell The Empire)
In Hiding
Hoth
Space
A long time ago
Far, far away
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Gab

Unashamed to admit that my go-to is always George Costanza