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Misha Milshtein
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I keep hearing about "design decision file", but nothing similar was mentioned in my assignment. While it is customary to include your design notes, is it really required?
 
Rick Fortier
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Read the assignment more carefully. You should look in the deliverables section for the phrase
"Also provide a file that documents your major design choices and the reasons for those choices"
 
Luna Bora
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What can we document in the design decisions file? Thanks.
 
Karl Fu
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You should document you choice of decision in your design, such as extends or modifies data class, use rmi or serialized objects....etc
For each major decision you made, you can list the pro and cons of doing that and the alternative implementation of your solution
Karl
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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