Quoted in “Professional Cairngorm”

Seems like I’ve been quoted in a book with the (contradictory) title Professional Cairngorm. It’s the now (in)famous Architectural Atrocities 9: Cairngorm’s Model Locator Pattern again. It’s not the best quote to take from that post, but beggars can’t be choosers.

The quote is on page 267 in the chapter “Criticisms of Cairngorm” (where else), and it can be found through Google Booksearch. The chapter also quotes Neil Webb as a critic of the Singleton pattern.

I applaud the author’s good taste in including a chapter on criticisms — although I think that if he really had taken the time to understand what both Neil and I have said he wouldn’t just put us under the sub header “Singled out — Bad Singleton, Bad”. Our critique goes far beyond Singletons and Monostates. Even so, if that is the level you aim for, then those things need to be said too.

5 Responses to “Quoted in “Professional Cairngorm””

  1. Evert Says:

    There’s definitely something about being referenced in something actually printed. Makes it seem more important than a copy-paste on a blog somewhere =)

    Also, congrats with the updated career path!

  2. nishu Says:

    being (mis)quoted in a book is really cool. :D .. congrats

  3. Jeremy Wischusen Says:

    I would be the said misquoter. I apologize for mis- representing your work or intended meaning in any way.

  4. Theo Says:

    Not misquoted, and not misrepresented. It’s just that my criticisms towards Cairngorm go much deeper than the Singleton design pattern. It’s not that Cairngorm uses the Singleton design pattern that is the problem, it is that Cairngorm is fundamentally flawed — so if the chapter on criticisms is an honest attempt at portraying what I and others have said against Cairngorm then I think you can do better.

  5. Jeremy Wischusen Says:

    Makes sense. As the book has already been sent to the press, the best I can do at this point is direct people to your site, so I have made a post on my site pointing to your site.

    Hopefully that will make it easier for people to come and read the full scope of your criticisms.

    Thanks for pointing this out. I always find it nice to get feedback on one’s work good or bad.

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