Greetings ladies and gentleman, your favorite bitter clinger is here and back for 2009 with new material. Watch for a new episode of Nowhere To Run this Saturday.
I arrived back at work, after a two-week vacation, fearing the worst: public static everything, classes that I had carefully crafted to have one responsibility now having two or more, bloody red bars all over my unit tests, long parameter lists.
The damage wasn’t as widespread as I imagined. I wasn’t the only one on vacation, after all. There were scattered unit test failures. There is only a couple of slightly long parameter lists. There was even one constants class inheriting from another constants class, and based on its usage, I actually don’t have a problem with this.