Category Archives: Software Engineering

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March 18th, 2024

Changing Requirements

December 16th, 2023

We, as software engineers, know full well that requirements change. Indeed, most of us realize that the requirements document is the most volatile document in the project. If our designs are failing due to the constant rain of changing requirements, it is our designs that are at fault. We must somehow find a way to […]

Discriminants are Stinky

November 4th, 2023

I recently came across the suggestion of implementing a ColorValue type that uses an enum field to differentiate different color spaces that can be represented in C# as the following: enum ColorSpace { Cmyk, Rgb, CieLab } class ColorValue { public ColorSpace ColorSpace { get; init; } public double[]? Component { get; init; } } […]

SOLID: Design Principles and Design Patterns

November 1st, 2023

In Design Principles and Design Patterns, Robert C. Martin presented the SOLID principles of object-oriented software design over twenty years ago. “SOLID” continues to be a buzzword included in many resumes today. The principles are reproduced here: A class should have only one reason to change. A module should be open for extension but closed […]


April 9th, 2023

Delegation is a good design choice only when it simplifies more than it complicates. (Gamma et al. 21) Work Cited: Gamma, Erich, et al. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Addison-Wesley, 1994.