A SOLI[D] refactoring exercise – Part 1

I initially planned to write about the SOLID principles in isolation, taking them one by one, defining them, and then coming up with a simple fit for purpose scenario complemented by some nice diagrams. But I soon I realised that almost all my knowledge on the subject, either coming from books or the internet, is based on the same type of articles.

Therefore, in an attempt to make things a bit more interesting, my approach is to have a single piece of code based on a scenario (as close as possible to real life) and work through refactoring this code using the SOLID principles. By doing this I’m hoping that this article will provide a bit more insight on how to spot and handle the violations of these principles, and also serve as good refactoring practice. And I promise, this is a guaranteed rectangle/square/shape -free post about SOLID.

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