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Robert C. Martin's Weblog
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Differentiation through Obfuscation
Every software vendor needs to convince you that their product is _different_ from all the others. Unfortunately, one of the most common strategies for differentiation is obfuscation.
Modelling the real world.
The concept of modeling the real world has been so badly abused in the OO community, that I want to find the person who first coined the notion and flay him alive. (not really.)
There's a lot of emotional reaction and baggage surrounding this controvertial saying. And yet it's synonymous with the old KISS principle. Keep It Simple Stupid.
Oh No! DTO!
Should DTOs have public variables? Or should they have private variables with getters and setters?
Layers, Levels, and DIP
It is often said that high level layers should depend on lower level layers. However the Dependency Inversion Principle says that high level policy should not depend upon low level details. What's up with that?
Is it valuable for an enterprise to adopt a Reference Architecture
? If so, how should that RA be used?
Agile Methods. The bottom Line.
What are Agile Methods really all about? Is it some new humanistic view of software development? Is it a social revolution? Or is it just plain good business? This blog makes the case for the latter.
We will not ship shit.
As software craftsmen, we have rules. Sometimes we feel bad when the rules mut be broken. They're just rules though. What's important is that we have a moral center, a professional core, that refuses to compromise the quality of our work.
Use Cases -- A minimalist's view.
Use cases are a wonderful idea that has been vastly overcomplicated. The real trick to use cases is to _keep them simple_. Remember, tomorrow they are going to change.
Now we know.
Now we know what God thinks of us.
It doesn't take much brains to build a virus. What takes brains is building software that other people want to buy.