Slang for poorly written, kludgie software. The term refers to "Japan code," a slang nickname for the software written in Japanese companies, which has a reputation for being overly complex. J-code is also slang for rules that are enforced only to preserve a hierarchy of management. This refers to the multiple layers of management in Japanese business culture (layers that do not exist in Silicon Valley start-ups).
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon