A design pattern is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem in software design.

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Fluent interface implementation and reflection. Case study

I hope I picked the right group for this question... I have this little framework I want to implement and I would like to have an opinion on it. In particular I am more concerned about the ...
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Why should ViewModel route actions to Controller when using the MVCVM pattern?

When reading examples across the Internet (including the MSDN reference) I have found that code examples are all doing the following type of thing: public class FooViewModel : BaseViewModel { ...
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Dealing with class optional dependencies

I am wondering how are you guys handling an optional class properties. Let's say I have a product that can bud doesn't have to have a color property. Is that really the best way of doing that? Should ...
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Which patterns/architecture to apply for “Import Data, Process Data, Export Result”

I was wondering which architecture/patterns to choose for the following problem divided into three steps: Import TestScript Description from File (e.g. .xls, .txt) Process Described TestScript ...
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Concurrent directory-tree search

I am trying to get familiar with concurrent programming, and have picked up an excercise to use a fixed number of threads that search through a directory structure. This is pretty much the way it is ...
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Combining Patterns: Fluent Builder and Null Object Pattern

I am currently wrestling around with some GUI code where I have a table whose rows correspond to some object, let's say a Person object. When the table initializes, it fills the table with the Person ...
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Ways to do callback, when and where

I've recently started to do some more complicated programming with network-related work on iOS with Swift. This introduced a lot of asynchronous code not only in networking but also some exchange of ...
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When do I reuse or create a new Builder

I've implemented a Builder Pattern in a project I'm working. I'm using this design pattern to created Fields and Components (div, tables, panel (boostrap)). So I have a Director Component class. It ...
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C# structure needed for dynamic behaviour

I am using Unity to build a visualisation of a serious game. I am using the C# programming language. My problem is that I receive data from a JSON and I parse it and I end up with a list of different ...
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Program Architecture: How to manage objects that are interdependent

Consider the following case, image I making a simple chat program; I want it to be extensible such that it would be fair easy to add add different scripting and user interfaces. I want the core ...
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Callback pattern handling exceptions - Best practices in .NET 3.5

I am looking to implement the callback pattern with error handling such that error is caught and pass to the callback code with the response. Since I am using .NET 3.5, I cant use Task (TAP) pattern ...
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Environment that enables variable constraint checking and creation

Currently I'm working on a system that enables users to add Tag's to available TagTypes on specific pages. For instance, we would have a TagType called "Installer" and the user wants his name ...
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How can I put multiple hierarchical forms in a single web page and avoid making it a mess?

We are a group of developers working on a web application that accepts forms filled and sent by our users and present it in an overall view. Our main form view looks like this: There are multiple ...
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Menu building pattern

I'm having troubles getting my head around the active-state handling of a menu when the menu isn't used for routing. I come from Drupal where the menu system handles the routing as well. so setting ...
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Pattern for data types that are related yet fundamentally different in utility

Background I'm currently working on a codebase for what is to become a forthcoming website's content "engine", where it will take in different types of standardized data (implemented with XML), parse ...
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MVC content management framework with an admin panel

I've lately been developing my own MVC content management system using PHP and, at least in my mind, am a little stuck with the system design. I believe this would apply to building a content ...
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How do I differentiate between old and new data in backbone collections?

A common pattern I come across is a backbone collection which is initially seeded from a database. However, the user can also add to the collection. When the user does add to the collection, these ...
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What's the best way to expose a Model object in a ViewModel?

In a WPF MVVM application, I exposed my model object into my viewModel by creating an instance of Model class (which cause dependency) into ViewModel. Instead of creating separate VM properties, I ...
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Processing a list of atomic operations, allowing for interruptions

I'm looking for a design pattern that addresses the following situation: There exists a list of tasks that must be processed. Tasks may be added at any time. Each task is wholly independent from all ...
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Is this considered an implementation of the Template Method design pattern?

Please consider a StringBank class. This class holds a list of Strings and can return them to the client. It's code (irrelevant stuff omitted): abstract class StringBank{ List<String> ...
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PaypalCheckout object is composed of PaypalQuery objects. Hide PaypalQuery objects to users of PaypalCheckout?

I have a PaypalCheckout object that handles the checkout process: from initiating API calls, to providing an interface for front-end code (e.g. View/Controller). The PaypalCheckout object handles: ...
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Run a function when a function in a list is executed?

Goal: I'm currently doing an MVC project and I have this method to update the ViewBag (based on previous actions of the user). I would like to call this function whenever a certain list of MVC Actions ...
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Creating classes according to a struct

I get a array via SOAP service, in the array in each value which is a struct is a description of any visual components (size, position, default value etc.) like CheckBox, RadioButton etc. And I wonder ...
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Which are the best ways to organize view hierarchies in GUI interfaces?

I'm currently trying to figure out the best techniques for organizing GUI view hierarchies, that is dividing a window into several panels which are in turn divided into other components. I've given a ...
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Is this a good implementation of the builder pattern?

I'm trying to design an SQL builder in PHP. I'm trying to make it so that the system could work with different database systems (e.g. Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL). Here's what I've got so far. First, I have ...
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Service layer - fat service classes?

Let's say that I have a service for Job Offer entity in CRM app. Job offer is related to many many things, so there will be lot of methods on service layer to interact with above. What should be ...
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Mailbox Pattern with Variable Arguments in C++

In a game I'm developing, the GUI thread is catching user actions, and the simulation thread is responsible of handling and responding to them. To minimize complexity and delay, I predefined all ...
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Transaction Management in Hibernate with DAO Design Pattern

I have many Tables, For every Table,we have DAO Interface and DAOImplementation class. Example DAO Interface public interface CancelPolicyDAO { public CancelPolicy insertCancelPolicy(CancelPolicy ...
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Generalization of phase based systems for card and board games

In an exercise of futility I'm trying to abstract and generalize a framework where to build any turn/rule based system. I've had a head start but after decompiling HearthStone I'm second-guessing that ...
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Choosing a pattern for domain logic on top of ORM model

I am using Python and ORM, particular SQLAlchmey. I have an ORM model which implements data mapper pattern. The model has a field state, which can take one of several states, let's say NEW, CANCELLED, ...
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Determining proximity of entities based on multiple measures

I have a database table set up like so: Table: entities name - varchar score - int category - varchar value - int value2 - int depth - float ... etc. Example: name ...
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passing different models to view based on razor theme engine

I'm using a pattern similar to the one here to implement a Themed View Engine. Basically instead of having a View folder, I have a Theme folder and inside different themes: default, red, blue, green, ...
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Should you register other services in ViewModelLocator in MVVM light?

I'm new to MVVM Light and SimpleIoC. My question is, should all the registration of view models and other services be done in the ViewModelLocator class? Or should ViewModelLocator be used only for ...
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How to clean composition root from anything other than object construction?

I'm doing poor man's DI (manual injection) in my application. My (pseudo-) composition root looks something like this: var connectionSettings = new Settings(SqlParameters) var dataLoader = new ...
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Controllers passing Request objects to backend logic that forward Request data: Good or Bad?

Currently working on a server-side front-end Scala Play app that does a lot of grabbing of HTML snippets and JSON from many other web apps before piecing everything together and sending it in a ...
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Am I following a good design thought process? Is the Abp framework overkill?

As I finish one project and start another, I have a small time window to come up with an architecture for the new. I am coming from the following design: Web applicationReceives domain models & ...
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The finer points of HMVC

I'm new to HMVC and whilst tutorials are great about dealing with the overall details of keeping modules separate and only letting controllers communicate, they aren't so great at explaining the ...
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Efficiently extracting data from pdf with a template system?

basically allow a user to label specific text in a pdf file. Use the label information to create a template, which a script uses to extract text from specific pdf. What would be a good pattern to use ...
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ZeroMQ and Majordomo protocol

I am learning ZeroMQ and came across the Majordomo Protocol. I am wondering if I'm understanding this correctly, is the use case the same as.. for example.. the Microsoft Azure AppFabric service? ...
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Pitfalls of combining dependant traits and exceptions in same file as interface in php

What are the potential pitfalls of combining related class like objects (interfaces, traits, custom exceptions) in the same source file? For code reuse and only loading what I need I always separate ...
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Extending database model of ORM in subproject

I have a maven project which contains some entities which are stored in a database. The purpose of this project is to manage personal information, users, locations, etc. This project can work on its ...
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What is a good way to structure my UI classes?

So, I have a program which has a swing GUI. (Java - duh!) I really, really don't think the way I'm structuring my classes now is good, so I am reorganizing from the ground up to follow best practices. ...
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How to validate information on server without using database or session

Each user has multiple sites they can access reporting data for in an application I am working on. To prevent having to go to the database on every single request, I validate that they have access to ...
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Passing configuration to a handler

I'm building my own JET Parser and one of the things I am trying to do as per the JET specifications is to allow changing of the start and end tags from the default <% and %>. Right now I have ...
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Encapsulate multiple properties into a single class to use as a custom DependencyProperty

My application is a WPF project implemented in C# .NET (4.5) using an MVVM architecture with no code-behind in the View. In order to eliminate the coupling between the View and the ViewModel I'm ...
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API providing function to be run in a thread vs. thread that runs this function

I'm writing a Python library which exposes a certain event listener interface. The user can register callbacks to handle different types of events. There is also a function which handles the actual ...
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update methods in simple factories

I have simple factory class with differently named methods which create the same object but differently. These created objects are persisted to db. These are then retrieved from the db elsewhere and ...
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How to cleanly write a multi step process with user feedback and multiple callback

When you have some process that has several steps and you multiple entry points the code gets ugly pretty fast. I encountered this with Facebook integration in my mobile app: User wants to share ...
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Android From Local DB (DAO) to Server sync (JSON) - Design issue

I sync data between my local DB and a Server. I'm looking for the cleanest way to modelise all of this. I have a com.something.db package That contains a Data Helper and couple of DAO classes that ...
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What should a domain object's validation cover?

I'm trying to figure out how to do validation of domain objects that need external resources, such as data mappers/dao Firstly here's my code class User { const INVALID_ID = 1; const ...