FYI – I’ll be giving my S.O.L.I.D. Software Principles presentation at the Austin .NET User Group on Monday the 13th. This is the same presentation that I gave at Pablo’s Day(s) of TDD last weekend, except I’ll have the missing code in place and the slide errors fixed. :)
Here’s the abstract that was posted via the ADNUG mailing list:
S.O.L.I.D. Software Development: Achieving Object Oriented Principles, One Step At A Time
Almost every professional software developer understands the academic definitions of Coupling, Cohesion, and Encapsulation. However, many of us do not understand how to actually achieve Low Coupling, High Cohesion, and strong Encapsulation, as prescribed. Fortunately, there are a set of stepping stones that we can use to reach these end goals, giving us a clear cut path to software that is easier to read, easier to understand, and easier to change. This presentation will define not only the three object oriented goals, but also the five S.O.L.I.D. principle that lead us there, while walking through a sample application.
At some point this week or next, I will have my slides and code posted for people to download. (I know I promised this at PDoTDD. I got busy. Sorry). And as usual, there will likely be a group of people heading to Rudy’s after the meeting, for extended discussions and snappy banter.