The Don’t Repeat Yourself principle

Just a quick tip for those who still lack the habit of reusing.

The DRY principle: “Every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system.”

As with most things one would consider good practice. In reality, it is often not practiced.

3 Responses to “The Don’t Repeat Yourself principle”

  1. Reinout van Rees Says:

    Perhaps you already own the book, but it sounds like you may like the book “pragmatic programming” a lot. DRY is one of the big things in that book. (Look at http://pragprog.com/ )

    Reinout

  2. nederhoed Says:

    Thanks for the tip!

    I have browsed that company’s catalog some weeks ago, but have not yet ordered anything. I will consider buying the book you suggested.

  3. nederhoed Says:

    Just to inform you, I have ordered The Pragmatic Programmer. Along with Project Automation and Ship it!

    Check them out at PragProg

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