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jjones

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Plug-in Extensibility Through Reflection in .Net and Java
http://blog.slickedit.com/2008/02/plug-in-extensibility-through-reflection-in-net-and-java/


Extensibility is very important to me. I like to work with architectures that allow you to write classes that implement an interface, then have those classes be “discovered” and instantiated into working extensions of the existing system. Maybe that’s why I love working on plug-ins for Visual Studio… it’s fun to get into the guts of an application and test the limits of what you can do within it. In addition, I love “object discovery”, which to me is what plugging in your code is all about. I want to be able to write a plug-in, put the compiled assembly in a specific directory and have it be found automatically.

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