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Resolving dependencies independently of the IoC container

I'm working on a component, let's call it MyComponent, which is intended to be used by various applications. These applications will get MyComponent as a NuGet package for instance. Assume that ...
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Node Services and Enum Sharing

I will get to the question in a minute.... We have 2 in house services that either have an API contract between the 2 that involves an enum or the enum value is stored in a shared database. I don't ...
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How to deal with very complex codebase? [duplicate]

I recently changed my job to a big MNC and the code I am exposed to is highly complicated, difficult to read and understand. Although it is divided in microservices and runs on local I have to keep ...
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CMake Reusability and Package Management

My question is focused on CMake C++ projects and separating out code into multiple repositories for re-usability, and somewhat mimicking a naive package management system. For now I would like to ...
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Why should we reuse code as binary modules instead of copy/pasting?

So this is a basic question that was asked by a junior developer (not in these exact words). He had worked on a feature which was used in multiple projects. The main feature can be easily isolated and ...
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Add new condition or create a separate method?

At first I had the following logic of user creation: class UserService { constructor(userRepository, postRepository) {} createUser({user}) { this.userRepository.create(user); } } Then I ...
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Does a programming language with ML-style modules need packages?

This is a clarification of a closed question. I've limited the scope as requested. First, a few definitions, following e.g. A modular module system. Consider any programming language with a selected ...
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Is it a bad idea to create a library that only contains some mappers and related functions? [closed]

There is a software (once monolith) that makes use of a long list of mappers. You can think of them as Choices field, where each item translates into different conventions. For ex, say that they are ...
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SQL Database design for reusable components and classes

I am working on a small suite of enterprise applications, and I am trying to determine the best way to make them more consistent and maintainable across the board. The applications are .Net Blazer ...
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Problem statement for code reuse [closed]

I strongly believe that good user stories should articulate the problem to solve and for whom (typically stated as "As a role, in order to solve a problem, we want a suggested solution"), ...
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How to maintain well structured code and latency optimized code together?

I'm working on a c++ data analysis project. My workflow goes like this Analyze the data and build models Optimize the code for latency, to deploy for production goto 1 Step 1 has lots of machine ...
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How to setup our codebase for efficient code sharing and development?

Our situation At first, our company had 1 product. Custom hardware with firmware we wrote ourselves. Now more projects are starting to be added. Many can reuse most of the components of our first ...
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How to manage versioning in interdependent libraries?

I have a number of libraries that I have developed for various projects, e.g. a web server, some computation tools, some logging tools, etc. These reside in different parts of my drive. When I have a ...
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What Design Patterns for encouraging component reuse?

One of the major issues that I am facing as a Website and App developer, is that certain components / features have to be redeveloped over and over again with a new project. For instance login, signup,...
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How to reuse production code - for writing supporting tools?

A little history - skip to the TL;DR if you so wish to. So I have an UWP application written in C++ that utilizes V8 and have synthetic module which allows calling native methods from the embedded JS ...
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Minimizing infrastructure code surface for NodeJS microservices and libraries

My company has about 200 repos for microservices and libraries that we share. It's largely been great, but it's hard to keep DRY at the organizational level. We'll often have a large amount of package....
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What does Combinatoric Interface mean?

I am watching this talk by Sean Parent. He notes that: Choosing the same syntax for the same semantics enables code reuse and avoids combinatoric interfaces What does "combinatoric interface" mean?...
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How to interpret the set of simpler algorithms of ObservableHq as an reusable library?

The main source of D3js solutions is observableHq.com, but seems impossible (?) to reuse algorithms by copy/paste... Is it? Even checking tutorials like this, there are no simple way (with less ...
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Are symbolic links a good way to 'import' a project into another?

I've been thinking on how to import a project B into a project A, which both are GitHub repositories. Project B is a library I reuse over many projects, I do add stuff in it, directly from project X, ...
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How could I reuse common JS modules between several projects?

At my company, we are developing pretty simple React Native and sometimes mobile-only React apps. Most of them have some similar logic, such as 'sign-in by phone' flow, some payments stuff, etc., and ...
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Dependency Inversion Principle and Lower-Level Code Reuse

I am wondering about how to make lower-level code reusable when the Dependency Inversion Principle (DIP) is used. In the book Clean Architecture by Robert C. Martin, the DIP is described such that ...
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Should we put small, potentially often-used pieces of code into tool methods in a shared library? [duplicate]

I recently switched jobs to a new company which develops a .NET framework based product which has been on the market for like 15 years already. Some of the engineers are in this project almost from ...
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How to keep developers informed about a code library in large organizations?

Although our products often have the same requirements, the solutions are always developed anew. From different people, with different good results and different quality. A code library especially for ...
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Too much abstraction making code hard to extend

I'm facing problems with what I feel is too much abstraction in the code base (or at least dealing with it). Most methods in the code base have been abstracted to take in the highest parent A in the ...
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Application architecture using CQS and DDD Aggregates

I am working on a microservice architecture using CQS and with domain objects built using DDD aggregates. I am just beginning to learn about CQS, CQRS, Domain Driven Design, so excuse me if what I ...
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Code Design: Repeatedly doing the same Boolean check with Stream Writer

I have several areas in a program where I am doing the following check on the same two booleans, but each spot has different text being written to a file via Stream Writer based on the value of the ...
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Code design: introduce new method vs add optional parameter to existing method

In JavaScript (ES6), I can have optional function parameter with default value. So to add a new behavior to the existing code base, I could either introduce new method(s) or extend the existing method ...
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Tool or strategy to remember code structure and where I left [duplicate]

I am working on multiple projects as a developer and second line support, It happens that I fix a bug on one project, test and deploy the change then leave the project for months and return back for ...
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Re-usability in C++ using Interfaces and External Configuration

I am practicing professional C++ by building a differential drive robot that applies a Go-To-Goal Behavior. What is I have written so far is an Agent that consumes the following interfaces: ...
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Reuse domain entity logic

Usually the domain logic should be contained in the domain entity, rather than being put in specialised external classes called from the entity. This is good to prevent that somebody comes later, ...
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How to avoid code duplication in two similar projects?

We have a website with a lot of functionality, and we now start another one, which should have a lot of common code with the first one. What would be the best approach to avoid code duplication? ...
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How to remove code duplication in Web API versioning

I'm working with ASP.NET core web API project, where I have 8 controllers, multiple DTOs being used for request and response and mappers to map models(also used in the web app) with DTOs. Recently, ...
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How can a company know that I re-used some techniques? [closed]

I'm a software engineer in a company. However, I'm planning to start a self project very soon. I wonder if I am allowed to re-use the code I have written in my company product in my project. It is ...
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Does providing multiple APIs reduce code re-use

Within an organization, suppose you have an internal tool used by different teams and for different use cases. This package offers APIs in different languages. One could say that having multiple APIs ...
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Share some small bits of functionalities across packages

Suppose that: you invent a new coordinates system and you create a class to represent it you have two products which need to deal with this coordinates system but which, apart from that, are ...
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Implementing new project to communicate with old ones. The correct way

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this (I'm fairly new, but Stackoverflow and Superuser suggested this site for my question), but here goes. I currently have the following: A frontend -...
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Using the objects retrieved at the time of request validation

I hope the question title already answers the subject here. Lets say I have a number of ids that needs to be validated in a request. Example: request uri: [POST] /album/{album_id}/song Request ...
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Removing a framework support from a big project

I need to remove a framework(vertx, to be specific) from a project(lib) which is the base for other projects as well. What would be the best approach to remove all dependencies on the framework from ...
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How do huge open source libraries get maintained while having code far from "clean code" practices?

I'm still inexperienced to write high quality code, so I read books addressing the issue such as Clean Code by Robert C. Martin, and keep checking code of well-known libraries to improve my skills. ...
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Is 'Keep it looks similar to sample code' a valid reason to prefer WET over DRY principle?

For example, for oauth, I may need to copy and paste oauth and oauth callback code like it (assume Client is the framework I use, I don't use real framework like google because I want to simplify the ...
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Reusable component with web service

I am trying to create a reusable component / Cocoa Touch Framework in Swift that would display the current weather based on the user’s location. Right now I cannot decide which approach should I take....
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Best practices on sharing code between open source libraries

I have an Android library used by a decent amount of people, let's call it library A. I am building a second library, library B. The two libraries are conceptually related, they solve different ...
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Manage several procedures

I have a software project which grows rapidly in an unexpected way, many customers request similar tasks but with slightly different needs and parameters. I start to dislike my current code structure ...
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In which programming paradigm can't code reuse be (easily) achieved?

In a video about software architecture that I'm watching, it's stated that the main program/subroutine architectural style promotes modularity and function reuse Code reuse is one of the main ...
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External code - copy or use path?

I have a lot of code that is needed for several projects - units, include files, resources and more. These files are writen by myself, downloaded or cloned with git and have their own place in the ...
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Separated implementations or one with all functionalities

I am currently creating Excel import modules for some complex data. I didn't plan it well and I have met code reuse issues. I have made first modules and I realized that next modules will need some ...
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How to avoid duplication of data structures when parts of an app are written in different languages?

As an example, say you are writing an app in Java. Your app communicates with an API server written in Python. The Python server communicates with an SQL database. You also have a website for your ...
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How can the reusability of Python code be measured and quantified?

For example, let's assume we have a class that is imported three times from other classes. This would lead to a reusability of three. However, as there might be functions that are called only once, it ...
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How to keep reusable plugin up-to-date while programming from inside a project with git

I've asked this question myself for a thousand times now but I can't seem to find the correct answer. I'd like to separate a part of reusable code from the actual project however both the project and ...
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Moving interfaces but not concrete classes

Recently I started working on creating a client library. One problem which I am facing now is that I have to move the below interface Attributes to client library but the concrete classes (business ...
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