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What is meant by, “A user shouldn't decide whether it is an Admin or not. The Privileges or Security system should.”

The example used in the question pass bare minimum data to a function touches on the best way to determine whether the user is an administrator or not. One common answer was: user.isAdmin() This ...
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Is there ever a reason to do all an object's work in a constructor?

Let me preface this by saying this is not my code nor my coworkers' code. Years ago when our company was smaller, we had some projects we needed done that we did not have the capacity for, so they ...
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Do stored procedures violate three-tier separation?

Some colleagues of mine have told me that having business logic in stored procedures in the database violates the three-tier separation, since the database belongs to the data layer whereas stored ...
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If MVC is “Separation of Concerns” then why was Razor Syntax introduced?

My question is related to MVC design pattern and Razor Syntax introduced by Microsoft. While learning MVC design pattern I was told that the idea is based upon a principle known as Separation of ...
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When does one hard-code actual data values into the code as opposed to using a DB?

A long-standing question for me has been: when do I store data (actual values) in a database table, and when do I store them right in the code? The untold consensus has typically been as such(*): If ...
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Storing in-text metadata in a discrete data structure

I am developing an application which will need to store inline, intext metadata. What I mean by that is the following: let's say we have a long text, and we want to store some metadata connected with ...
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Architecturally speaking, does a database abstraction layer, such as Microsoft's Entity Framework, void the need for a separate Data Access Layer?

The way it was For years, I have organized my software solutions as such: Data Access Layer (DAL) to abstract the business of accessing data Business Logic Layer (BLL) to apply business rules to ...
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Why is using named routes for generating outbound URLs a violation of Separation of Concerns?

What is separation of concerns? In computer science, separation of concerns (SoC) is the process of breaking a computer program into distinct features that overlap in functionality as little ...
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Class design dilemma: Encapsulation vs Single Responsibility/Separation of Concerns

I'm working on a class that represents an object with multiple representations - one is an XML type representation used by an automatic ordering system, the other is a POJO-based representation used ...
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Is the separation of program logic and presentation layer going too far?

In a Drupal programming guide, I noticed this sentence: The theme hook receives the total number of votes and the number of votes for just that item, but the template wants to display a ...
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Why is CSS3 doing animations?

Like what the title says, why are there animations in CSS3? With basis from the "rule" of separation of concerns, HTML is the content, CSS is the style, and JavaScript is the interactive component. ...
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Should more than one function be used when they do similar, but not identical things?

For example, if I wanted to generate some HTML based on some input. Which is the preferred way out of: <?php function generate_html($type, $input){ switch($type){ case 'paragraph': ...
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Is this a good practice or not?

I have a colleague who has come up with a way of 'genericizing' information from a database so that all his web application's drop-down lists can share the same object in his MVC.NET C# code and ...
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Why Have People Started Deeming it Necessary to Separate JS hooks from CSS hooks in HTML?

Edit: Point of clarificatioon, IDs and classes as separate hooks is just one form of the applied idea in question which is to never use the same hooks for CSS as you do in JS. I've also seen people ...
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Better OOP in Javascript - multiple methods or methods with options?

Let's say I have an object like this: function Foo() { this.parser = new DataParser(); }; Within Foo I have a method that does something like this: Foo.prototype.getResponse = function(message, ...
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How to write JavaScript while keeping HTML/CSS out of it

What is / are some recommended ways to write JavaScript as to control behavior of showing HTML on screen, while keeping well-maintainable code? Basically, I started to look for ways to keep HTML/CSS ...
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Separation of concerns: Whose concern is this?

My senior reviewer colleague wants me to do the following. We have (on iOS, iPhone) a hierarchy of views in one of our screens. There is a simple rectangle that represents a Business card of a person ...
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Does Exception Handling Violates “Program to Abstraction”? [duplicate]

I am talking based on experience with Java and C#. I do not know if other language have different exception handling implementation. In order to achieve loose coupling, we need our code being ...
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Can I resolve an issue with SRP, SOC that prevents object initialization via constructor?

In OOP, I can populate (initialize) an object using constructor injection at object creation time, or setter injection, after creation time. I like the idea of populating object at creation time via ...
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Separation of logic from presentation results in repetition of code

Here's what I've been thinking. Say you're making a multiplayer game. A good way to structure it is to have all your game logic on the server and have the clients only be responsible for transmitting ...
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Could a view call a function of the model directly?

this is a fundamental question about MVC (in particular using AngularJS) and I've found similar questions here, but not the exact same problem: Could the view call a function of the model, or should ...
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Separation of concerns and security

The system I am developing is designed to have multiple organizations, with users and roles for each organization. Some organizations can interact, some can not, and generally organizations are not ...
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Separation of concerns between objects

I have two objects which work together to provide interaction with HIDs on a machine. One object is responsible for the communication (read/write) to the HID and the other object is responsible for ...
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Decoupling of Model and API (in an .net WEB API Project)

I currently have one separate project for my models, and one separate project for a API application that consumes this model. The intention of the separation is to avoid any outgoing dependencies from ...
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Does it break SRP to have concerns of data handling and object mapping inside a single class, as part of the DataMapper pattern?

Summary I want to look into separating the concern of "creating a populated object from database", to use inside my application. DataMapper pattern seems to be doing just that for me. DataMapper ...
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Refactoring long methods with a lot of cyclomatic complexity

I'm attempting to refactor what is becoming a very large method -- currently 350 or so lines -- that contains a high degree of cyclomatic complexity. I understand and ascribe to the theories that ...
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Third Party web controls and tight coupling

Disclaimer: I am not against third-party controls because I believe it's for productivity I have used Telerik asp.net controls, especially the RadGrid because it makes it easier to do CRUD. They ...
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Is it completely impossible to have total separation without leakage of any kind in a design? [closed]

For the past week I have been attempting to write a proof-of-concept project using dependency injection, a service layer, unit of work pattern + repository. I am looking to design something that can ...
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Why is SRP using the class construct to contain a responsibility opposed to using any other OOP entity?

SRP states ... There should never be more than one reason for a class to change. But why a class? Why not use granularity of a function/method? What instead of separating my functionality into ...
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Segregating interfaces/concerns to a tree

When working with a single object there are a number of ways to segregate interfaces to it. Breaking it into smaller components that can be treated independently. Breaking it into simpler ...
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Refactoring code to separate concerns [closed]

While programming an object that represent a GUI, the class is a mix of code of following sections: Overrides of super GUI, for behavior customization Implementations of interface contracts, to ...
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Providing an agnostic authorization system

I'm trying to design a small web platform that would host several "applications", with a common user pool. My reflection is now focused on the authorization system. I define an application as an ...
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MVP Implementation at the UserControl Level

I'm trying to figure out how MVP should be implemented at the UserControl level. I thought I had it, but I ended up reading a blog post that pretty much shut me down. Now I'm back at the start and ...
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What kind of abstraction/SoC should I use here?

I am starting a new project, and I want to follow the separation of concerns pattern, and I have been reading on the topic, and now I am in doubt of how I should go about this. Here is how I ...
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Queue of jobs in a different states and with different services around

I need to design a 'queue' of jobs (in a a very much UI oriented application) that can be run by a user and I need some other thoughts to pick optimal approach from ground up. My jobs can be in a ...
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API - How to handle scope based functionality?

TLDR; Where and possibly how should I implement scope based logic in the example code? I have got a ASP.NET Web Api. The Api uses OData (on top off REST) for data endpoints and OAuth 2.0 ...
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Where to output from large CLI app [closed]

I've built a reasonably sized CLI app with everything split across different classes and namespaces in a logical way. However many components need to render output from within themselves. Which seems ...
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Email service or simply abstract email out and call from?

Got a fairly large web application in asp.net using C#. Also have a mobile setup using a common api that we wrote to basically share data across both of our apps using web methods and common classes. ...
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Is there a design pattern that describes the separation of a Form from a Model

I am working on a web application implemented in C#, that follows MVC conventions. This application contains a page that allows me to create or update a Wingding. The view passes a complete Wingding ...
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How to refactor code that has 2 concerns

Say I have this code: if ($this->ship == "e") { $this->price->addLine($this->price->base * $this->price->e, 0, "Export"); ...
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Repository query conditions, dependencies and DRY

To keep it simple, let's suppose an application which has Accounts and Users. Each account may have any number of users. There's also 3 consumers of UserRepository: An admin interface which may list ...
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How can I cleanly separate first open tutorial code from my regular display code under OOP?

I have a MVC architecture, and I have the basic views completed. I now need to add the first user tutorial mode into the project. I don't want to add checks for first user state in all the views that ...
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How can I create a model to efficiently answer the question of - where to place my db-interaction code I am about to write?

I am seeking the right model for storing and retrieving data, when working with any specific class, while keeping in mind the bigger picture. Details: I have some SQL code in (one) of my classes and ...
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Does Separation of Concerns applies to GUI components?

In an application I developed with C#, I use a webbrowser control, it should navigate to some websites, then I would like to extract some contents from the webpages. I do it by manipulation of DOM and ...
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What layer generates commands for dependent services?

Our business works with truck drivers making pickups/deliveries of containers. The location of containers needs to be tracked. The drivers use mobile devices to generate a "DriverReport" (a log of ...
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Separate domain entity in small ones

I have the Customer entity, this entity has a huge list of attributes, so you are thinking in separate in small entities (for example: "basic info", "document", "declarations", etc). This approach ...
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What are the steps to grouping related classes into packages

What are the steps needed to be taken to group related classes into packages in Java? In my case, I have about a number of .java files that I'd like to group into 3 packages according to the MVC ...
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Complex fetching of Domain Objects

Usually whenever I want to fetch an aggregate root by ID I just use some type of Repository::findByID(...) function Whenever I started with DDD I thought factories where just a pattern to build new ...
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Extracting domain logic from the forms to which they are coupled?

Many applications do nothing to separate the interface from domain logic. I’ve been programming for a couple decades and have worked at more than a dozen shops and none of them have taken any measure ...
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Entity Framework and separating DAL from domain entities

If I have a normalized db, it's unlikely to map 1 to 1 with my domain entities. So I customize my EF entities to fit the domain. But now my EF entities are essentially my domain entities and my DAL is ...