Donnerstag, 25. August 2011

Coding Backwards

Now this is a really cool idea how to get a gerneral idea of the design you really need (and this is NOT the design that comes to your mind FIRST):

"I decided that I’d [...] write out a script using the yet unwritten API. I’d reverse-engineer a good design by pretending I’d already written one!"

"A better design quickly appeared when I forced myself to preemptively eat my own dogfood. Instead of shoehorning use-cases into a class structure I’d already designed, I coded backwards and the opposite happened: a design evolved from daydreaming about an API that I’d like using."


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