Posts Tagged: object oriented

About composition and delegation in the Groovy language

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When dealing with OOP languages, composition over inheritance has been the preferred approach for a while now as it offers a greater flexibility in most cases. Before you start, I’m not going to get into that dispute whether one should opt for inheritance or not, enough to say that there are cases where composition is […]

Nicer implementations using Java streams

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I am not entirely sold on the performance of the Java streams but I will accept they are getting much better compared to the first cut, we now have parallel streams and all sorts, and also it provides a (nicer) functional approach to coding. I’m not going to go into the whole dispute of whether […]

Of Validating Inputs in Java and Designing for Extension

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I read recently an article on DZone titled “Defensive Programming: Why You Shouldn’t Check Input Parameters for Validity” (by the way, you can find the article here: https://dzone.com/articles/defensive-programming-via-validating-decorators) and it made me think — and write this post 🙂 For those of you who don’t have the patience to read the full article, the author […]

Do We Still Need the Singleton Pattern?

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If you have been working in software engineering for a while chances are you have often come across (even if you didn’t know it!) design patterns. If you haven’t, as I said, chances are you just don’t realise you have used them — so I strongly suggest the “Gang of Four” book as a starting […]

What Most Schools Don’t Teach…

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If you work in IT, you have probably by now have seen the famous video on YouTube labelled “What most schools don’t teach” — where Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and a few other prominent figures are talking about how easy it is to program, and how only 10% of the USA schools teach programming. It […]