Object-oriented design is the process of planning a system of interacting objects for the purpose of solving a software problem.

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Should an object know its own ID?

obj.id seems fairly common and also seems to fall within the range of something an object could know about itself. I find myself asking why should my object know its own id? It doesn't seem to have a ...
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Where to put business logic in MVC design?

I have created a simple MVC Java application that adds records through data forms to a database. My app collects data, it also validates it and stores it. This is because the data is being sourced ...
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design pattern advice: graph -> computation

I have a domain model, persisted in a database, which represents a graph. A graph consists of nodes (e.g. NodeTypeA, NodeTypeB) which are connected via branches. The two generic elements (nodes and ...
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Domain Models (PHP)

I have been programming in PHP for several years and have, in the past, adopted methods of my own to handle data within my applications. I have built my own MVC, in the past, and have a reasonable ...
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Relationship between SOA and OOA

Thomas Erl defines SOA as follows in his site: Service-oriented computing represents a new generation distributed computing platform. As such, it encompasses many things, including its own ...
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Design patterns and multiple programming languages

I am referring here to the design patterns found in the GOF book. First, how I see it, there are a few peculiarities to design pattern and knowing multiple languages, for example in Java you really ...
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software architecture (OO design) refresher course [closed]

I am lead developer and team lead in a small RAD team. Deadlines are tight and we have to release often, which we do, and this is what keep the business happy. While we (the development team) are ...
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Interfaces on an abstract class

My coworker and I have different opinions on the relationship between base classes and interfaces. I'm of the belief that a class should not implement an interface unless that class can be used when ...
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Inheritance vs composition in this example

I'm wondering about the differences between inheritance and composition examined with concrete code relevant arguments. In particular my example was Inheritance: class Do: def do(self): ...
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What is a “behavior rich object” and why would it be advantageous?

I am referring to the article Mocks aren't Stubs by Martin Fowler. When naming cases when he think "mockist" TDD will be advantageous, he said It's particularly worth trying if you are having ...
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Can a loosely typed language be considered true object oriented?

Can a loosely typed programming language like PHP be really considered object oriented? I mean, the methods don't have returning types and method parameters has no declared type either. Doesn't ...
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Whats a better way of designing this class

Currently I have some code like this: OntologyGenerator generator = new OntologyGenerator(); generator.AddOntologyHeader("Testing"); generator.AddClassDeclaration(owlBuilder); ...
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Is it a better practice pre-initialize attributes in a class, or to add them along the way?

I'm sorry if this is a ABSOLUTELY sophomoric question, but I'm curious what the best practices are out there, and I can't seem to find a good answer on Google. In Python, I usually use an empty class ...
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Does multiple inheritance violate Single Responsibility Principle?

If you have a class which inherits from two distinct classes, does not this mean that your subclass automatically does (at least) 2 things, one from each superclass? I believe there is no difference ...
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Replacing Multiple Inhertance with delegation

I was going through "Object Oriented Modelling and Design" by James Rumbaugh et al and it said that in languages where multiple inheritance is not supported like Java three mechanisms can be used as ...
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Do some best practices depend on skill?

Is there evidence that some software development best practices depend on programming skill level? I mean, these methods are good, but maybe the way the are used or the extent might vary? This ...
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Is my mediator layer a sensible way to manage this scenario using the Single Responsibility Principle?

I'm not sure how to start to explain my question, but here goes. We have just finished an MVC application that hits 2 WCF services. But there has been a bit of a disagreement between those who worked ...
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Open source software with good code documentation to improve design skill [closed]

As I'm trying to get better at designing good software I'm wondering if there are out there good (as in well written) open source software with lot of code documentation that aims to explain details ...
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When, Where, and How to Unit Test [duplicate]

I'm very familiar with xUnit frameworks and I try to implement unit tests on every project I start. Somewhere along the way, I realize that I'm writing the same tests over and over again, and then I ...
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How To Document an Object Oriented Design in Text

For my next project, I'm looking to document my Object Oriented design in simple text before jumping the gun to code it up. I want to do this for two reasons. I want to give proper thought to my ...
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Lazy loading can lead to stale data, violates IoC?

Trying to be a better programmer I have an application that keeps track of Roles and Permissions, I had classes for Role and Permission which were just value objects. class Role { int RoleID ...
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Object Oriented programming and modelling [closed]

I am taking a course in OOA/D this semester. I have some doubts about Object Oriented Programming. Is it true that Object Oriented programming can be done without any specific modelling like OMT? ...
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Design suggestions needed to create a MathBuilder framework

Let explain what I'm trying to create. I'm creating a framework, the idea is to provide base classes to generate a math problem. Why do I need this framework? Because at first time, I realized when I ...
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Taking Object Oriented development to the next level [closed]

Can you mention some advanced OO topics or concepts that one should be aware of? I have been a developer for 2 years now and currently aiming for a certain company that requires a web developer with ...
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Is OOP becoming easier or harder? [closed]

When the concepts of Object Oriented Programming were introduced to programmers years back it looks interesting and programming was cleaner. OOP was like this Stock stock = new Stock(); ...
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Object oriented design importance

I started studying Object Oriented Design and Modelling using the this book by James Rumbaugh. It uses a tool called Object Modeling Technique (OMT). I have certain newbie questions. I searched the ...
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Creating Objects

I have a general coding standard question. Is it bad practice to initialize and create an object in multiple methods depending on the outcome of a users choice. So for example if the user quits a ...
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Web workflow solution - how should I approach the design?

We've been tasked with creating a web based workflow tool to track change management. It has a single workflow with multiple synchronous tasks for the most part, but branch out at a point to tasks ...
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Design: Calling back to the parent class

When modelling an object with children it's common to include the children via composition, as a member of the parent class. Sometimes however the children need to tell the parent something, they need ...
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Design patterns: moving object references around an application

I'm new to Programmers and I am looking to increase my knowledge of programming. Recently, a user on Stack Overflow told me using singletons is a bad idea, that they encourage tight coupling and that ...
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Should these concerns be separated into separate objects?

I have objects which implement the interface BroadcastInterface, which represents a message that is to be broadcast to all users of a particular group. It has a setter and getter method for the ...
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Is it wrong to use a boolean parameter to determine behavior?

I have seen a practice from time to time that "feels" wrong, but I can't quite articulate what is wrong about it. Or maybe it's just my prejudice. Here goes: A developer defines a method with a ...
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How to create the architecture/design of an application in Agile?

If I am about to develop an Enterprise application, but as far as I understand from agile process, I break features into small chunks and develop them iteratively. I used to create the database and ...
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Adapter Pattern to expose different aspects of an object — Is this a correct use?

Quite frequently, I use an Adapter-like design to expose different aspects of data objects. For example, in a 3D modelling application I use an object hierarchy to represent the 3d models in the ...
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Populate fields or return object

What is better to do in this type of scenario: populate fields or return an object? The situation is like this: I'm doing calculations to find the prices (inc tax, ex tax, discounted etc) of a ...
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Do I suffer from encapsulation overuse?

I have noticed something in my code in various projects that seems like code smell to me and something bad to do, but I can't deal with it. While trying to write "clean code" I tend to over-use ...
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Any enlightenment for understanding Object Oriented Programming? [closed]

I studied computer science near the end of 1980s, and wasn't taught OOP that formally. With Pascal or C, when I understand the top-down design of functions, and the idea of black box, then everything ...
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How do I start correctly in building database classes in c#?

I am new in C# programming and in OOP. I need to dive into web applications for my company, and I need to do it fast and correct. So even that I know ASP.NET MVC is the way to go, I want to start ...
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Design in “mixed” languages: object oriented design or functional programming?

In the past few years, the languages I like to use are becoming more and more "functional". I now use languages that are a sort of "hybrid": C#, F#, Scala. I like to design my application using ...
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how should I design Objects around this business requirement?

This is the business requirement: " A Holiday Package (e.g. New York NY Holiday Package) can be offered in different ways based on the Origin city: From New Delhi to NY From Bombay to NY NY itself ...
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How do I handle priority and propagation in an event system?

Let's say I have a simple event system with the following syntax: object = new Object(); object.bind("my_trigger", function() { print "hello"; }); object.bind("my_trigger", function() { print ...
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SOLID vs. static methods

Here's a problem I frequently run into: Let there be a web shop project that has a Product class. I want to add a feature which allows users to post reviews to a product. So I have a Review class ...
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CQRS and cache invalidation (while load balancing)

I'm slowly trying to migrate our web application to use CQRS principals. In particular, I have separated "write" and "read" interfaces into commands and queries. I have implemented a "reader" ...
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Modularity vs Single class simplicity

I have been part of the organization I work in for the past year and a half or so. The company basically writes Perl code and they have large amounts of legacy code which originally prevented the ...
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Subscribe/Publish Model in Web-based Application (c#) - Best Practices for Event Handlers

I was recently exposed to a desktop application that uses an publish/subscribe model to handle commands, events, etc. I can't seem to find any good examples of using this in a web application, so I ...
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Triggering custom events in AJAX callbacks

I'm pretty new to JavaScript, but one of the things that's been frustrating is that our AJAX callbacks have been getting packed with different functionality, making it difficult to keep everything ...
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Which one of these implementations is more appropriate for my REST api?

Background So I have a REST API that allows for client applications to access and manipulate users' data. I'm in the process of writing an Objective-C class for simple utilization of this REST API, ...
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Sanity of design for my in-memory object representations of database rows

I've been trying to revise the structural design of the C#.NET-based system I'm currently working on. The new design involves a rather light-weight object-relational mapping framework (we're trying ...
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What are the features required for Object Orientation?

I am just wondering, what exactly are the features a language or a library must provide in order for it to be defined as 'Object Oriented'. Is Object Orientation something that can, more or less, be ...
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What is the value in hiding the details through abstractions? Isn't there value in transparency?

Background I am not a big fan of abstraction. I will admit that one can benefit from adaptability, portability and re-usability of interfaces etc. There is real benefit there, and I don't wish to ...