Tim Murphy's .NET Software Architecture Blog

Design Patterns

Everything Isn’t Fixed With Another Layer Of Abstraction

Many developers say with a sarcastic tone “You can fix any problem with another layer of abstraction”. The question is if there is any truth to this. While abstraction can increase reuse, flexibility and testability it comes with a cost of complexity in readability and maintainability. If a developer has to spend a week learning how all the pieces of an application are put together there better be a payoff. Always ask yourself “what do we gain” when adding a new factory or dependency injection? Is ......

TechEd 2012: MVVM In XAML

Paul Sheriff was a real character at the start of his MVVM in XAML session. There was a lot of sarcasm and self deprecation going on prior to the . That is never a bad way to get things rolling right after lunch. Then things got semi-serious. The presentation itself had a number of surprises, but not all of them had to do with XAML. When he flipped over his company’s code generation tool it took me off guard. I am used to generator that create code for a whole project, but his tools were able to ......