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comment Architecture: Should I schema validate incoming reply messages?
@DanArmstrong it sounds like you're talking about Postel's Law, which was directly quoted in an early TCP spec.
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comment Architecture: Should I schema validate incoming reply messages?
@RobertHarvey Basically agreed, but to be clear the service doesn't provide the schemas automatically with the exchanges. It provides them once during initial setup.
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comment Architecture: Should I schema validate incoming reply messages?
@RobertHarvey The service provides various XSDs describing the schema for requests and replies.
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comment Architecture: Should I schema validate incoming reply messages?
@RobertHarvey You don't regard an XSD as a formal specification of a data object's interface?
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comment Is the target of 3 dependencies per class always achievable?
Thus the "smell" analogy jumps the shark.
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comment In need of a more technical answer for an interview question about how the internet works from beginning to end
Related: What Happens When
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comment How are the skills used in typical interview questions applied in the real job?
I don't like it, but it's true. Sometimes you need to hire someone precisely because they should know more about a subject than you, so by definition you're underqualified to do the interview. You can't reliably get help even doing the interview for the same reason. The best you can do is try to ask questions based on wherever your understanding intersects with the problem domain and hope you get lucky.
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