Technical Practices: Never Return Your Data

No Getters That's the normal form of this technical practice. No Getters There's some uncertainity around what "No Getters" means. OK, there's two versions of it. Yegor Bugayenko in Elegant Objects Vol. 1 says, It's all about prefixes That's section 3.5.3 in Elegant Objects Vol. 1.…

µObjects: Unit Testable UI Interactions

This is a follow up to the Hotel Pattern which I've pretty much abandoned, though it's concepts and ideas have evolved into my current practices. It ties into the Interface Overload mechanism I discovered as well. Though, neither fit well into the new µObject paradigm that I'm developing in. Both…

Patterns: Null Object

I've covered never having nulls and that's what the NullObject pattern is here to help us with. The NullObject pattern is one that I tried to implement earlier in my career (mostly after reading about it) and never managed to get it to stick. I now know that it never…

My Thoughts: Pass through vs Base class

A conflict that has come up a few times is using composition and a pass through or a base class I favor pass through; I write it that way Everytime. The other engineer on the project favors a base class. Here's an example of what we've encountered a few times…

My Thoughts: 'Interface' isn't harmful

My thoughts about Object Oriented Programming has evolved over the years. Especially in the past 6 months. My development of MicroObjects has caused a lot of thinking about Object Oriented Programming and how to develop better and more maintainable software. A lot of great discussions that have certainly helped drive…

Book Review: The Nature of Software Development

TL;DR: I loved the book. Go read it. Over the past few years working with a team of XP devs who've been using the XP practices for well over a decade each has taught me a lot. These amazing colleagues have helped me grow in just about every way.…