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When upfront design matters

I’ll write about upfront design sometime in the future, but Edo pointed me to this great article:

http://www.infoq.com/articles/API-Design-Joshua-Bloch

which makes me reflect about upfront design. Le me be straightforward: I am completely against the no-upfront-design principle which is a complete non sense. One case when this becomes easily evident is in API development. In this context, the way the agile community takes the absence of real design and documentation will just take to a bad API. End worse, refactory does not help because you cannot really refactor a public API every two weeks 😉

Have a nice reading.

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October 15, 2008 - Posted by | Software development, Software engineering

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