Illusion of Reuse

I have quite often seen situation where trying to achieve more reuse actually ends up in building the Big Ball of Mud. In some cases it is the Enterprise Domain Model that Eric Evans warns us against. Other places which are especially susceptible to this are Transaction Scripts and other

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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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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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