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Extreme Programming Adventures in C# by Ron Jeffries

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Appendix . Sound Bites

Here are a few more words on the "sound bite" lines, indicated by sb, that litter the book, as well as a few on bonus sound bites not found in the book.

Are the objects helping us? (Chapter 31, page 482)

Sometimes as we’re programming along, things go very smoothly. It’s as if all the objects and methods are reaching out, always ready to help us. Other times, it seems that they are hiding, ducking out of the way, fighting us for every inch. If we’re sensitive to these feelings, we can begin to sense when the code we’re working with isn’t as well-designed or as well-structured as it needs to be. Do you have to tell some object about ten things before it will do anything useful? It’s not helping—maybe you can fix it, or find ...

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