Contents tagged with design

  • New is Glue

    When you’re working in a strongly typed language like C# or Visual Basic, instantiating an object is done with the new keyword.  It’s important that we recognize the significance of using this keyword in our code, because I would venture to say that well over 90% of developers don’t give it a second thought.  Most developers have, at one time or another, heard the practice of building software applications likened to building something out of LEGO bricks (I’ve even written about LEGOs and software in the past).  A few days ago, it occurred to me that I could sum up my thoughts on this topic in three words, which I might hope would be memorable enough to “stick” in developers’ … more