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Pretty framework, same old code

»Posted by on Aug 22, 2009 in Blog, Coding, Technology thoughts | 0 comments

Pretty framework, same old code

Are you a fad-follower?  Do you always use the latest new development environment simply because it’s this year’s model?  Here’s my axiom: Application architecture is less than optimum if it dogmatically conforms to a trendy framework at the cost of following good design/implementation practices. For example, is it correct to be inflexible and use private fields and getters/setters for a simple data structure (e.g. a DTO)? If a field is transparently readable and writable why not simply make the field public? In most languages you can do that. Granted, in some you can’t. For example, traditionally in Smalltalk all fields are private and all methods are public.In general it’s a good thing whenever you can throw out, or avoid writing, some...

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