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A design pattern is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem in software design.

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Assembler vs Entity Translator and Entities vs DTO

I was hoping that someone could explain the exact difference between an Assembler and Entity Translator. Martin Fowler describes the Assembler as a sort of Mapper(?) which converts DTOs into Domain ...
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Handling common code among presenters

I'm facing some issues related to code duplication when following MVP architectural pattern in an Android project that I'm working with. My project structure is separated by packages: data, domain, ...
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Global variables and common block management in Fortran

Background The high level overview of my situation is described here. I am breaking it apart into smaller, specific questions, such as this one, regarding extensive use of global variables in a ...
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Best design pattern/approach for a Factory which needs multiple types of input

I want to develop a Factory of INotifications. public interface INotification { string Text { get; } string UserId { get; } NotificationType NotificationType { get; } } The problem is, ...
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Separate settings and implementation class hierarchies

We use XML serialization to store class settings. Each setting-class has (but doesn't reference) corresponding implementation-class. Therefore we can easily make a "settings dll" without any ...
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Environment that enables variable constraint checking and creation

Currently, I'm working on a system that enables users to add Tag's to available TagTypes on specific pages. For instance, we would have a TagType called "Installer" and the user wants his name ...
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Is MVVM appropriate for a .NET MAUI Blazor hybrid app?

I am preparing to create my first .NET MAUI Blazor hybrid app. It is a relatively new technology so there aren't a ton of resources to look at, but of the ones I have found, they are all structured ...
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API Gateway Design Pattern - Backends for Frontends

I am contemplating the use of the design pattern API Gateway, specifically the Backends for Frontends derivative. We have a number of 3rd party software packages that expose an API. Over the course of ...
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Designing a filtering function

This question is not so much about how to implement a solution as I've already implemented a working solution, but more about how to improve how I implemented it. The implementation process of the ...
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Efficient BACnet device polling strategy

Example BACnet network: Some help is needed to solve a problem around architecting an efficient method of polling BACnet devices across multiple networks (i.e. MS/TP networks) where client software ...
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Is Enum Polymorphism bad for DAO Methods?

I have been going back and forth in a discussion about polymorphic enums to call different DAO methods depending on enum entry, and I haven't been able to get a common agreement on this subject. Lets ...
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Design Pattern to unify similar generated classes

I have a project where I work with generated classes for some web interfaces. Some of these classes are (almost) identical and most of the functionality I need them for only use the identical parts. ...
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How should domain model entities expose information about the current state of their properties?

I'm new to DDD, so please bear with me. I am trying to design a domain model around an extremely large and complex existing system, where most of the current "domain" logic is either in the UI or in ...
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Data processing pipeline design for processing data

I have a use case for which I need to build a data processing pipeline Customer contact leads data coming from different data sources like csv, data base, api has to be first mapped to a universal ...
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Python3: How to change the design of a class hierarchy to improve access to objects there buried?

I asked this question already at stackoverflow together with a serialization related part and at codereview for the design part only. Since the design related part receives no answers or comments on ...
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How does "redux" decouple the different components so they can be tested separately in unit tests?

In the past we saw a big move from traditional MVC to MVVM for user interfaces: One of the primary motivations for MVVM is that the view and viemmodel are competely indepedently of each other and ...
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Memento and releasing resources

Let's suppose we have a class whose state has to be saved and later restored, and we resorted to the Memento pattern for that. What if the state includes resources that have to be explicitly ...
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Parse track meet output file result

I am building out a parser for a well-known track & field meet management software output file (sample output). I can parse this manually, and put items into my object model (overview below), but ...
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How to separate data layer from business layer?

My current .NET project looks like below: Solution (.sln) --BusinessProject A (.proj) --BusinessProject B (.proj) --DataLayer (.proj) --A separate project calling ExternalService 1 (folder) --A ...
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Fetch data in parent vs fetching data in child

I know that I want to develop a React App like so: <PhotoPage> <FeedFilter/> <PhotoFeed/> </PhotoPage> Without using Redux, I know that I need to fetch a dataset of ...
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Nested containers with subclasses

I have nested containers A and B. The attributes are there to show that classes have some other members. One of my functions f takes another container of such containers (let's say vector again). ...
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Dependency Injection and class Inheritance

The project I am working on for about a year now was used to create a new mysqli connection to the database each time there was a Query to the database. In order to quickfix this problem at places ...
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Two-way adapters

In GoF there is a two way adapter concept: A potential problem with adapters is that they aren't transparent to all clients. An adapted object no longer conforms to the Adaptee interface, so ...
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Anemic Domain Model Developer thinking about a rich domain model

Martin Fowler talks about the Domain Model where the Business Logic Layer contains classes that contain state and behaviour. As far as I am concerned this means: 1) Controller calls a class in the ...
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Mocking third party web service

I am working on a project to create a wrapper library which will be used to interact with a web service provided by the client's IT team. The reason for this library is that we interact with this ...
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Multiple inheritance in ASP.NET MVC Controller

In one case BaseWizardController should implement background functionality of BaseController->BaseConsumerController, in other case it should implement only BaseController. Any ideas how can I do ...
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Building a generalized notification system: passive vs. active

Recently, I've tried my hand at building a notification system, but I quickly found that notifications are tricky things, especially in the context of building a general model. The diversity of what ...
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Should my application call statsd directly or should I call statsd based off logs?

I'm planning on incrementing counters in statsd based of various events within my application. I have logging in place for these events. So, from my viewpoint I have two options: Update the ...
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Hierarchical ViewModels and tracking IsDirty/PropertyChanged events

I have a set of ViewModels depicted like in the below picture. And, I have a couple of commands AcceptCommand, CancelCommand in the Top Level View Model that are bound to Apply, Cancel buttons ...
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ZeroMQ and Majordomo protocol

I am learning ZeroMQ and came across the Majordomo Protocol. I am wondering if I'm understanding this correctly, is the use case the same as.. for example.. the Microsoft Azure AppFabric service? ...
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How can I put multiple hierarchical forms in a single web page and avoid making it a mess?

We are a group of developers working on a web application that accepts forms filled and sent by our users and present it in an overall view. Our main form view looks like this: There are multiple ...
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Pattern for data types that are related yet fundamentally different in utility

Background I'm currently working on a codebase for what is to become a forthcoming website's content "engine", where it will take in different types of standardized data (implemented with XML), parse ...
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PaypalCheckout object is composed of PaypalQuery objects. Hide PaypalQuery objects to users of PaypalCheckout?

I have a PaypalCheckout object that handles the checkout process: from initiating API calls, to providing an interface for front-end code (e.g. View/Controller). The PaypalCheckout object handles: ...
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Looking for design pattern to represent shared state in music sequencer

I like to give lots of context, but also to state the basic question up top as concisely as possible. Feel free to read a little or a lot. I'm working on a music sequencer, and have been happy so far ...
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How to model workflows

I'm building a helpdesk-type system, where there are: Customer - can submit/resubmit tickets; Manager - can review submitted tickets, assign to developers (one ticket to multiple developers), review ...
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Message Mapper Design Considerations

Long question context, skip to tl;dr for the meat of it. I am designing an integration between two web applications, and have come to the conclusion that a message pattern would be an appropriate ...
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Data getter inside Model or ViewModel in MVVM

I'm working on an app I created for myself using the MVVM architecture. On my ViewModel I have a list_items that, when changed, updates the corresponding UI element on the View. The list of items ...
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Best approach for several steps with user input in between

I've read several questions and I couldn't find one specifically similar to mine. I also don't think there's a design pattern for this situation as I think my system is a legacy system and don't fit ...
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Is there an elegant way to handle run-time dependent object composition without using dynamic_cast?

Context I'm attempting to design a modelling framework that is modular and easy to extend and test. (I'm trying to follow open/closed, dependency injection, and composition over inheritence principles)...
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Exposing methods for polymorphic children from the aggregate root

Consider the following fictitious toy example: There is an aggregate root DayChecklist that holds a list of Tasks planned for the day: class DayChecklist { String id; DateTime today; ... ...
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How to handle a bunch of nested ValueObjects?

I'm writing a PHP web application (or actually a Symfony module). One part of it is a nested structure of ValueObjects (meaning: they are immutable and have to be validated on the creating). Such an ...
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Is gRPC a good choice for my scenario?

Im starting to develop a visually-simple but infrastructural-ly robust real time multiplayer game to show off my backend skills and hopefully get a job at Blizzard or something like that. The game is ...
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Third-party API wrapper in Java: how to design

Suppose, there's a site that provides an API, such as this: Users post questions, answers on that site You can make GET and POST calls There are two types of authentication: weak (only gives read ...
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How to join two sets of 6 tables and select the list into another set of 6 tables

A1 |__A2 |__A3 |__A4 |__A5 B1 |__B2 |__B3 |__B4 |__B5 C1 |__C2 |__C3 |__C4 |__C5 Given a list of A and a list of B, we want to "join" ...
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Coupling form fields to functionality: using a Command Bus?

I built an app where the app owner can build custom forms for each of his clients. The forms have default fields like "name" and "message" as well as custom fields for each client requirement, like "...
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What Design Pattern to use to render PDF pages for a PDF Proposal?

I want to create a set of patterns to use for rendering a PDF Proposal (a set of PDF pages). I have made a good start, but not clear on how to proceed when more complexity is involved. I am using ...
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How to dispatch these functions in Objective C to not lock Main thread?

There's a large shared object (kind of OpenGL context) in my project. It is accessed from multiple threads. To ensure only one thread at the moments is using SHARED_OBJECT, mutex (kind of ...
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Access modifiers in combination of interpreter pattern with template method pattern

Motivation: (Skip to "The Problem" if you don't need motivation for it) As a project for myself, I'm writing an expression parser for certain kinds of mathematical expressions, and I'm using the ...
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Idea on replacing DAO/Domain obj pattern

I know someone has probably already thought of this, but here is a way to replace DAOs and Domain objects: For example public class Bike { private int id; public Bike(String model) { //...
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Is there a name for this Registry-Slot-Updaters pattern?

I noticed a pattern in my code. It applies to situations where things can be selected. It revolves around classes which I call (and in code often suffix with) Registry, Slot and Updater. Registry ...
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