A blog by Jonas Finnemann Jensen

August 25, 2009
Framework Design Guidelines
Filed under: Computer,English by jonasfj at 6:50 am

Framework Design Guidelines

A few months ago I felt like I needed to get better at writing clean reusable code, so I impulsively bought a book called Framework Design Guidelines, Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reuable .NET Libraries. Now having read the thing I must admit that I found large parts of it rather boring. The book is mainly presented in “Do”/”Do not” form, however, interrupted by annotations that discusses these guidelines, and gives examples to where these are followed or forgotten in the .Net Framework.

Apart from the annotation this book is mainly about usability of .Net libraries, conventions and guidelines for the public interface of a .Net library. This book only briefly touches a few design patterns, but apart from these it’s all about the public interface and how to design this in order to facilitate extensibility. So if you’re look for coding guidelines on how to design the public interface for a .Net library this is the book. However, I was probably a bit to impulsive, so I’ll be reading Design Patterns next…

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