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It's a shame that the first half of this article detracts so much from what is otherwise an interesting and well argued point in the second half of the article.

I have mixed feelings about Robert Martin. On the one hand I admire him a lot for coining the SOLID principles. And I think he is probably right about many things. On the other hand, I also think he goes overboard sometimes (especially when it comes to the S in SOLID: The Single Responsibility Principle), and I don't think it's wrong to call him a fundamentalist.

One thing I really admire about DHH, is his "show me the code"-attitude. For all the people who criticise Rails for not following the "correct" architecture principles, I have yet to see someone put their money where their mouth is at, and show us a what correctly architected web framework looks like.

It's probably not entirely fair, but Robert Martin makes me think of the adage: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach".




That's definitely not fair as, at a minimum, it is disparaging to the profession of teaching which is a skill and art unto itself.


> and show us a what correctly architected web framework looks like.

Well, for starters, it's impossible to make a database call from a view.




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