Loose Coupling is Like Pornography. “I shall not today attempt further to define pornography…but I know it when I see it.”
—Justice Potter Stewart, U.S. Supreme Court, Jacobellis vs. Ohio, 1964
Loose coupling is like pornography. Everyone talks about it, but when challenged, few can tell you what it is. For some, it borders on a religion with the attendant fervor one would expect from the newly converted. Others even go so far as to suggest that the definition of loose coupling is itself loosely coupled, providing them an excuse to avoid dealing with it. But with Loose Coupling as the title of my forthcoming book, I'm not going to get off quite so easily. Take a look at this table and let me know what I've missed.
Posted Monday, November 18, 2002 5:02:38 PM