Hard coding

Assigning a value directly into the source code[1] of a program so that it cannot be changed unless the source code itself is altered.

Terms definitions
1. source code. The code of a computer program written so it’s readable by a person and using the particular syntax of a programming language, for example, C, Python, Java. Source code is compiled or interpreted into machine code able to be run by a computer. « Back to Glossary Index