Ürgo Ringo

13 posts

Why Over-Reusing is Bad

One of the Holy Grails of software development has always been reuse. In the following post I want to focus on reuse of application logic in its different forms. I will not cover reuse on more abstract levels like ideas or patterns. This will be a two part series where

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When to Throw an Exception

Simplest rule to figure out whether we need an exception is to think if having a stracktrace will give any value. For example, do we care about stacktrace when some business rule is violated? One widely known principle is that exceptions should be used for programming errors. But what is

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Rebuilding software is inevitable

No matter how good the initial design is it will start degrading once it's out there. Software design seems to follow the 2nd law of thermodynamics - in a software system the amount of entropy tends to increase over time. The moment something is released new requirements will start bombarding

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