Chapter 2. The Challenge of Increasing Complexity

The essence of a program is the combination of possible branches and automated selections based on certain conditions. When we write a program, we define what's going on in a branch, and under what condition this branch will be executed.

The number of branches usually grows quickly during the evolution of a project, as well as the number of conditions that determine whether a branch will be executed or not.

This is dangerous for human beings, who have limited brain capacities.

In this chapter, we are going to implement a data synchronizing service. Starting by implementing some very basic features, we'll keep adding stuff and see how things go.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Designing a multi-device ...

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