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Jul
22
comment Is Open Data Protocol (odata) Being Widely Embraced by the Development Community?
@gnat--I don't get it: this was a question, not a discussion. How is this legitimate question overwhelming the rest of the site? Can you recommend a different way to ask it? Do you see the question as somehow illegitimate? The link you cited mentions attracting experts--great! So here is where the experts are, but I can't ask a question unless a very small population of users (like yourself) decide its a question worth asking. That is very subjective and silly. I can understand being more strict about this sort of thing on SO, but here I think its you missing the point.
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comment Is Open Data Protocol (odata) Being Widely Embraced by the Development Community?
Awesome answer. Thanks!
Jul
22
comment Is Open Data Protocol (odata) Being Widely Embraced by the Development Community?
Why the vote to close? Jeez--is there no where on SE where a developer can ask a general question??
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accepted Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
Mar
11
comment Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
@Giorgio--Thank you for the link, also great information!
Mar
11
comment Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
@Doval, thank you--that makes sense.
Mar
11
comment Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
(continued from above). . .This is my present understanding anyway. Please let me know if I am missing the mark. I don't mind admitting that I am a mere mortal among giants here!
Mar
11
comment Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
Thanks again for contributing to the conversation, Telastyn. As you have pointed out, my question isn't very well constructed (my words), but thanks to the feedback here I am starting to understand a bit better what it is that is sparking in my brain about all of this: We all agree (I think) that unit testing can be a nightmare with out DI. Unfortunately, use of DI, especially with IoC containers can create a new form of debugging nightmare thanks to the fact that it resolves dependencies at runtime. Similar to DI, FP makes unit testing easier, but without the runtime dependency issues.
Mar
11
comment Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
@guillaume31--Ah--I see. Thank you for that clarification.
Mar
11
comment Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
@Doval--Thanks for your interesting and thought-provoking comments. I may have misunderstood you, but am I correct in inferring from your comments that if I were to use a functional style of programming over a DI style (in the traditional C# sense), then I would avoid possible debugging frustrations associated with run-time resolution of dependencies?
Mar
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comment Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
Thank you, Karl. This is a very helpful explanation.
Mar
10
comment Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
Thanks @RobertHarvey, those links are great.
Mar
10
comment Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
Thanks @Telastyn. Admittedly, I am struggling a bit in grasping the concept of functional programming in C# in its totality. I think you have uncovered part of my mental block: I was assuming that in the context of Functional Programming one would only be dealing with static instances. Pehaps I should finish the book! Thanks again!
Mar
10
comment Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
I suppose it doesn't technically. I am just envisioning the injection of static objects rather than classes when using functional programming. Appreciate your comments by the way.
Mar
10
comment Is Functional Programming a viable alternative to dependency injection patterns?
I agree that it doesn't remove dependencies. It is probably my understanding that is incorrect, but I made that inference because if I can not change the original object, it must necessitate that I pass it along (inject it) to any function that makes use of it.
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