Mandatory Viewing 2014w34: "The SOLID Design Principles Deconstructed"

SOLID principles

In this December 2013 session at YOW in Melbourne, Kevlin Henny provides his claim that the SOLID principles are an open-ended set of guidelines, which aren’t as black-and-white as they seem. This talk works best when you have some experience applying (and maybe even explaining) the SOLID principles as they appear in code.

The best thing about this talk is how it shows that “it depends” is a real answer. It always depends, and there are no absolute truths; not in software engineering, not in life.

Are we all lost, then? Not really. Kevlin shows that there is value in the SOLID principles when used as a tool for learning, not as gospel.