Value Objects

This post is part of my Dev rules of thumb series. In them, I leave you with a poster with a few rules I follow for each concept, which you can print out and scatter around your office, and a brief explanation of what that pattern is about. You can also find a PDF of the poster at the bottom of this post, for better quality printing. However, please remember, a dev rule of thumb is a Principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation.

Value Objects

Value objects are sometimes confused with DTOs, however, while DTOs are simple data containers with no significant logic, Value Objects are a “thing”, they represent a cohesive concept; they can wrap multiple attributes and the logic associated with them to fully encapsulate that single concept.

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