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Questions about problem solving and planning for a solution through software design.

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Will many systems be generating these numbers at once? If so, then neither your system nor sequential numbers will be sufficient; there will be days when the internet isn't working, or a bug somewhere …
answered May 26 '13 by asthasr
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They don't. I'm currently working on a code base created by "quick and dirty" programmers who would "clean it up later." They're long gone, and the code lives on, creaking its way toward oblivion. Co …
answered Dec 13 '11 by asthasr
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I worked at a company where this was the goal. Snippets of SQL were stored in database tables, read at runtime, and executed. Performance was terrible, as you can imagine, and bugs were frequent. It …
answered Mar 8 '14 by asthasr
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"App" is a particularly odd term for this concept, specific to Django. Consider this quote from the documentation: It is important to understand that a Django application is just a set of code th …
answered Jan 12 '15 by asthasr
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, as part of that, I am proposing that we generate design documents that, above and beyond the user story level, accurately reflect the outcome of preliminary investigations of the effect of a given … multiple areas in our "big ball of mud" system, and estimates are starting to climb due to this technical debt. Hopefully more thoughtful design processes can help. …
asked Aug 29 '12 by asthasr
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I am writing a class which consists mostly of data storage responsibilities. The context for the use of this class will, in general, be retrieving an array of objects of this type for display later. I …
asked Oct 2 '11 by asthasr
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I'm currently taking a class for database design, and we're using the ER diagram style designed by Peter Chen. I have a couple of problems with this style: Keys in relationships don't seem …
asked Feb 3 '11 by asthasr
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Automated tests. You don't need to be a TDD zealot, nor do you need 100% coverage, but automated tests are what allow you to make changes confidently. In addition, it sounds like you have a design … with very high coupling; you should read about the SOLID principles, which are formulated specifically to address this kind of issue in software design. I'd also recommend these books. Working …
answered Jan 11 '15 by asthasr
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I think that the issue, perhaps phrased poorly, is that it puts too much weight on the User class. No, there is no security issue with having a method User.isAdmin(), as was suggested in those comment …
answered Nov 4 '13 by asthasr