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12. Conclusion

Matthias Noback1 
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Now that we have discussed so many design principles, you may feel that it’s time to get a little bit more practical. You just want to finally start creating wonderful packages and share them with your co-workers, or even with the international open source software audience. I definitely think you should do that. Before you do, I want to give you some last words of advice.

Creating Packages Is Hard

In his book, Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering , Robert Glass mentions some interesting “facts” about reusable software components (or “packages”). First of all:

Reuse-in-the-small ...

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