Oh No! DTO! Should DTOs

Oh No! DTO! Should DTOs have public variables? Or should they have private variables with getters and setters?


 

Finally someone with a little sense on the subject. Notice that this fits in with the idea of “accessors considered harmful“. (Which, just for the record, I noted before Holub)

A final observation by Dave Astels: “Sometimes a data structure is just a data structure.”

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Johannes is Principal Software Engineer in SopraSteria. In his spare time he likes to coach teams and developers on better coding, collaboration, planning and product understanding.
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