Nulls are Evil

..and so are exceptions!

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Now that I have piqued your interest, it falls to me to explain why I feel that way — especially as there’s a 50:50 chance that you disagree, perhaps even strongly. One thing that I am sure we can agree on is, in programming, there is no avoiding Nulls or exceptions; things go wrong, servers may be down, data may simply not exist, the…

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Nulls are Evil

So, what do we do about nulls and being truthful? We avoid returning them. Instead, we return a meaningful result object which clearly denotes the success, or otherwise, of our call and, where applicable, the object we expect. Sounds simple doesn’t it? It is.

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Author: Kieran Holmes

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