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Learn event store with file-based example

Creating an event-based application backed by an event store persistence seems to be most reasonable and predictable way to have flexible software. These less than 200 lines present a simple, training implementation of a a file-based single-threaded event store through which I’d like to present this idea. Prequisites Create .NET console app Paste all the […]

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How many arguments can a function have?

If you have been working as a software developer, you are probably aware that following Uncle Bob’s advises regarding number of arguments a function should take is difficult and requires some experience. Clean Code states among others that: The ideal number of arguments for a function iszero (niladic). Next comes one (monadic), followedclosely by two […]

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A checkbox must be read only once!

Boolean flags are bad. I would agree that a sheer ration between booleans and other data types can be quite a valid measurement of code quality. To support these statement I’d like you to read just two quotes: Flag arguments are ugly. Passing a boolean into a function is a truly terrible practice. It immediately […]

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Never expose boolean

Imagine a startup creating a management system for a company that operates in a single country. Sooner or later, there comes a feature to distinguish contractors between home country and foreign ones. You may imagine a developer introducing a small private class with a boolean property IsForeign, so the class that represents a contractor looks […]

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Are you sure you write object-oriented code?

Most of us take for granted that object-oriented paradigm is not only mature, but the “good” way of developing applications. Despite the fame of functional programming which, as time goes by, becomes a real power, most of software is created in the object-oriented way. Or at least we believe so. But following the principles is […]