I was looking for a very simple plug-in architecture today so I “went a Google’n “.  Roy had a great little article (see “Add run-time functionality to your application by providing a plug-in mechanism” and “Search dynamically for plugins without Config Files”) on the how to build one that worked out perfectly.

Most articles, on any technical topic, seem to spend most of their time talking around the subject rather than giving me a solution I can actually use. I’m sure some will argue that this is because “theory is important” and that is all well and good. But sometimes I think it has more to too with proving the author’s intellectual superiority than some the reader’s education.  Roy does not seem to have this problem. And whenever I’m looking for a quick fix of just the facts, Roy always seems to have the answer.