Presented at GOTO Amsterdam (20th June 2014)
The SOLID principles are often presented as being core to good code design practice. Each of S, O, L, I and D do not, however, necessarily mean what programmers expect they mean or are taught. By understanding this range of beliefs we can learn more about practices for objects, components and interfaces than just S, O, L, I and D.
This talk reviews the SOLID principles and reveals contradictions and different interpretations. It is through paradoxes and surprises we often gain insights. We will leave SOLID slightly more fluid, but having learnt from them more than expected.