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codepaste.net

Following on the example of @gblock I decided to tryout codepaste.net. Maybe this will be the answer to pasting snippets instead of pasting them in code here.

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Difference Between Adapter and Bridge Design Patterns

The Boy Scout Principle

Earlier this week I helped out a junior colleague to solve a problem. I really just told him the quick fix. The fix involved overloading a method and accessing a property through reflection. Why reflection you ask? Well the code was written that way. All we had to do was follow suit and use reflection to access the property that we needed. The use of reflection made the code extremelly ugly and difficult to read. I didn't pay much attention to it so I provided the answer on how to access the property and went on my merry way.

When I got home I was going through my tweets and found the following link in a re-tweet by Uncle Bob (@unclebobmartin):

http://www.se-radio.net/podcast/2009-11/episode-150-software-craftsmanship-bob-martin

I listened to this podcast in it's entirety. In it Bob Martin talks about the different disciplines related to software craftsmanship; TDD, CI, etc. In particular one thing caught my attention. That was the concept which he refers to as "the boyscout…