Saturday, 25 March 2017

Generic Pattern: How to do Fluent-API on both Derived and Base classes

I would like to share a lesson learned from work. I am working on a FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) project. The task at hand was to create builder classes, which basically populate properties of different kinds of resource objects (e.g Patient, Order, Schedule , etc). All these resources are derived from the same object called Resource, which comprises properties such as Id, Meta (contains VersionId and Profile). The derived classes may have their own specialization properties/fields.