I had some confusions about a particular piece of code that I wrote: Thoughts on refactoring a generic DAO. I placed it on programmers.SE when I thought it was just a design thing. Now I am thinking that it may need a code review also. So I want to know: is such a question appropriate for the site?


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is such a question appropriate for the site?


Though your CR post should include more of the code1, not just a high-level overview. And since you know you're solving a solved problem and don't want to be bothered with ORM alternatives you could also tag it with , which is meant for that, and the tag looks like it was created for this question :)

1 If it's a lot of code, you may consider breaking it down into several, more digestible posts.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Actually confused about how much should be placed for review. Is 500-600 lines of code considered a lot of code? Or should I upload it on github and link it? \$\endgroup\$ Dec 2, 2013 at 14:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AseemBansal We like our posts self-contained, github+link is nice as an extra, but only github+link will get your question closed (all code to be reviewed must be in the question). I think it mostly depends on the scope of your code - if it's well-written cohesive code, 500-600 lines might read like a novel. If it's a spaghetti nightmare, best split it into multiple posts; in all cases, break your code blocks to ease reading, use formatting, subtitles, etc., and ask yourself: "would I want to review this code, as posted?" \$\endgroup\$ Dec 2, 2013 at 14:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ I know about the rule of self-contained but it is my first time posting such a big code so just wanted to clear things about that. The code is well-written, at least as far as I know. If 500-600 lines are not a big deal then I'll post it all with a github link. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 2, 2013 at 14:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ Added the question. codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/36519/… \$\endgroup\$ Dec 2, 2013 at 15:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AseemBansal just saw your original post mentioned in the Programmers newsletter :) \$\endgroup\$ Dec 2, 2013 at 19:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Where is this newsletter? \$\endgroup\$ Dec 3, 2013 at 13:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AseemBansal Click that "Preferences" link in your user profile :) \$\endgroup\$ Dec 3, 2013 at 14:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ So we can subscribe to the newsletters? I didn't know that. What was the mention about? Anything particular? \$\endgroup\$ Dec 3, 2013 at 14:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AseemBansal it was under the Can you answer these? section, so your post might have gotten a couple more eyes on recently :) \$\endgroup\$ Dec 3, 2013 at 14:10

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