Yacoub Massad is a software developer who works mainly with Microsoft technologies. Currently, he works at Zeva International where he uses C#, .NET, and other technologies to create eDiscovery solutions. He is interested in learning and writing about software design principles that aim at creating maintainable software. You can view his blog posts at criticalsoftwareblog.com

Yacoub Massad has written 23 articles, which have been read 712374 times.
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Abstract: In this Patterns and Practices tutorial, I will talk about the most important coding practices based on my experience. The first part focuses on Automated Testing.
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Abstract: The Maybe Monad is a container that represents a value that may or may not exist. In this tutorial, I will go through some methods that make working with the Maybe monad easier.
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Abstract: In this tutorial, I will discuss function parameters in C#. I will talk about how function parameters tend to become unclear as we maintain our programs and how to fix them.
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Abstract: In this tutorial, I will talk about the Maybe Monad; a container that represents a value that might or might not exist.
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Abstract: In this tutorial, I will talk about ways to handle state in multi-threaded C# applications, including race conditions.
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Abstract: In this tutorial, I will discuss about global state in C# applications. I will talk about the problems of global state and discuss a solution.
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Abstract: In this tutorial, I am going to go through some examples of data object design in C# and discuss some issues with them.
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Abstract: In this tutorial, I will provide a proof of concept in C# for composing honest methods. We will see how to create honest programs out of many honest methods.
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Abstract: In this article, I will work on a C# game that contains impure code and work towards making the code pure. I am going to show you how to use PurityAnalyzer—an experimental Visual Studio extension I wrote—to help you write pure code in C#.
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Abstract: This C# tutorial describes approaches for making methods/functions more honest. A more honest method makes it easier for readers to understand what the method does by reading its signature, i.e., without reading its implementation.
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Abstract: This tutorial looks at a new approach to AOP called AOP via functions (in C#) as an attempt to mitigate the issues of the CQS approach.
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Abstract: Learn how to design multi-threading safe data objects in C# and how to “modify” immutable objects using the DataObjectHelper Visual Studio extension. Also use F# to concisely create our data objects, and use them in C# projects.
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Abstract: This article discusses the dataflow pattern, a variant of the producer-consumer pattern, along with examples of applying this pattern in .NET. Finally, you will also be introduced to ProceduralDataflow, a new library I created to help write clean dataflows.
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Abstract: This article discusses the producer-consumer pattern in .NET, some reasons why we should use it and demonstrates some examples of how to implement it in .NET.
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Abstract: This article discusses problems and solutions related to resource management in complex C# applications. It also discusses automatic resource management that exists in the .NET framework.
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Abstract: This article describes how we can use Generics in C# to make our software more resilient to data-related changes, thereby improving its maintainability.
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Abstract: This article discusses the treatment of data in large C# software applications. More specifically, it discusses runtime data encapsulation, behavior-only encapsulation, and treatment of state.
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Abstract: This article describes how to do unit and integration testing using the Composition Root as the source of Systems Under Test (SUTs).
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Abstract: C# examples on how we can use the Text Template Transformation Toolkit (T4) to create aspects.
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Abstract: Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) in C# using SOLID principles. We will discuss challenges posed by context-independence in SOLID code bases, and provide a solution for them.
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Abstract: This article demonstrates how Object Composition with SOLID helps an application evolve.
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Abstract: Using Pure DI and the single level of abstraction per function rule to create Composition Roots that we can understand and navigate easily
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Abstract: This article presents a perspective of Liskov Substitution Principle (LSP) and presents an argument against some interpretation and practices of LSP that some people have/follow.

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