Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What's the Right Number of Assemblies/Libraries?

Deciding how to physically partition up your application isn't a .NET specific topic, but I'll use the word "Assemblies" and use .NET terminology since we work largely in .NET.

What's the right number of assemblies? When do you split up functionality into another assembly? Should you use ILMerge to make a single über-assembly? Perhaps one class or one namespace should be inside each assembly?

Here's my thinking...organized very simply.

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