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Re: [DotGNU]What's most important for DotGNU developers to focus on

From: Bill Lance
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]What's most important for DotGNU developers to focus on
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 05:28:26 -0800 (PST)

--- Norbert Bollow <address@hidden> wrote:

> For example Tim's point on interoperability could be
> translated
> to something like the following...
> * Always focus on solving real-world problems.
> * Avoid huge monolithic systems which are difficult
> to modify
>   because everything depends on everything. 
> Instead, build
>   modular systems where new functionality can be
> obtained by
>   adding components, or exchanging one or two
> components.
> * Carefully document the interfaces between
> different software
>   components.  Whenever we implement a standard
> which specifies
>   such an interface, implement the standard
> faithfully without
>   additions or omissions -- except where additions
> are necessary
>   for interoperability with widely-used other
> implementations.
> * Each component must verify all data which it
> receives from
>   other components to make sure that the assumptions
> which are
>   made about this data are correct.
> Of course, more points should be added...

I would suggest that we add:

* Push as much functionality to the rim as possible. 
The corollary would be to use any central server
function to the absolute minimum possible. if at all.

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