What is baklava code?
Baklava code is an IT term for code that is too complex, especially a code base that has too many layers of abstraction or architectural layers. Programmers talk about this and other code problems as they assess how best to develop software products and what pitfalls to avoid in writing code.
Baklava code can be contrasted with other key terms in IT. One is spaghetti code, a negative term for code that has complicated logic and poor overall construction. In contrast, baklava code can also lead to some of the same practical problems as spaghetti code. It's also important to compare the baklava code to another term: Lasagna Code - Lasagna code is also used to describe software with a layered structure, but it's not always negative. It is often used to describe code that is simple and straightforward. While Lasagna code may not be easy to change due to being generic or homogeneous in production, it can work very well for its intended use.
The baklava code, on the other hand, implies that the project has too much abstraction and that it is likely to collapse or fail in some way. Some experts talk about baklava code 'leaking' in its layers and talk about the layers of code as permeable, but some others see this as a fallacy and claim that just because something has many layers doesn't mean it is called inevitably lick. The general usage of baklava code negatively describes software with unnecessary layers and can obscure the process of understanding and working with the source code.