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…

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.…

µObjects: Being Cohesive

Cohesion for objects is how well the behaviors in the class belong together. Some very non-cohesive behaviors would be multiplying two numbers and splitting a string. Multiplying and Raising to a power can be very cohesive behaviors. How do µObjects do cohesion? That's what this is about. The simplest is…

µObjects: Where our code meets the user

There's a couple types of places where the code we write interacts with the code someone else wrote. This could be another team, a 3rd party library, or the operating system. When we interact with these components, we're tying our code to their code in some fashion. The more these…