Tangential comments about Software Development

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Hasn't software got small?

Last month I blogged about how flat software was, after a microsite had five files in five languages. Today I refactored a site, replacing a switch-statement generic handler with one handler per operation. Having moved useful functions into my base handler, here's a complete piece of source code.
<%@ WebHandler Language="C#" Class="GetDocsStats" %>

using System;
using System.Web;
using MyClasses;

public class GetDocsStats : BaseHandler {
    public override void Go()
        SendMessageAndTable("Statistics at " + DateTime.Now.ToString("HH:mm:ss"),
            DB.ExecuteDataTable("exec sp_DocsStats"), "*");
That's it. A program with a single statement. Hasn't software got small?