Software Programmers may tell you that Hardcoding is not a biggest sin but they will also tell you otherwise when you tell them to upgrade the software or application.
One of the main reasons for the programmers’ to hard code is to implement the feature which is not available in the 3rd party module/extensions. More often than not, 3rd party modules/extensions will not cover all the scenarios or cases and so to cover the special case, programmers hard code.
Programmers hard code to save a lot of time, and in the short run, they may be right. The problem in this is that there are hidden costs to hardcoding that can cost a lot of time & effort.
Reasons to avoid hard coding
Hard coding in the Core code base of CMS & e-commerce platforms like, Drupal Joomla or Magneto will let you to make use of the 1-click upgrade option and in some cases, the time and effort required to upgrade to the latest stable version will be equal to that of new project.
Hard coding will make it difficult to reuse the set of code in another application.
No need to hardcode
Site Audit service of Commerce Bees will identify areas of your website that are not meeting the coding, security & performance standards. Every site audit includes a detailed report with recommendations to improve your website.
If unnecessary hardcoding is done in your website, it will be identified during the Site Audit.
Our expert programming team will ensure that all the coding best practices are followed and the website’s features will be implemented without any hardcoding (Unless there is no other option!!!). Feel free to talk to one of our experts to understand the steps in our Site Audit and development process.