In object-oriented computer programming, SOLID is a mnemonic acronym for five design principles intended to make software designs more understandable, flexible, and maintainable. The principles are a subset of many principles promoted by American software engineer and instructor Robert C. Martin.
The SOLID acronym was introduced later in 2004 or thereabouts by Michael Feathers.
- Single-responsibility principle
- A class should only have a single responsibility, that is, only changes to one part of the software's specification should be able to affect the specification of the class.
- Open–closed principle
- "Software entities ... should be open for extension, but closed for modification."
- Liskov substitution principle
- "Objects in a program should be replaceable with instances of their subtypes without altering the correctness of that program." See also design by contract.
- Interface segregation principle
- "Many client-specific interfaces are better than one general-purpose interface."
- Dependency inversion principle
- One should "depend upon abstractions, [not] concretions."
- Code reuse
- Inheritance (object-oriented programming)
- Package principles
- Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
- GRASP (object-oriented design)
- KISS principle
- You aren't gonna need it (YAGNI)
- Robert C. Martin. "Principles Of OOD". butunclebob.com. Retrieved 2014-07-17.. (Note the reference to "the first five principles", although the acronym is not used in this article.) Dates back to at least 2003.
- Robert C. Martin. "Getting a SOLID start". objectmentor.com. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- Sandi Metz (May 2009). "SOLID Object-Oriented Design". Retrieved 2019-08-13. Talk given at the 2009 Gotham Ruby Conference.
- Martin, Robert C. (2000). "Design Principles and Design Patterns" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-06.
- Martin, Robert (2018). Clean Architecture: A Craftsman's Guide to Software Structure and Design. p. 58. ISBN 9780134494166.
- "Single Responsibility Principle" (PDF). objectmentor.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2015.
- "Open/Closed Principle" (PDF). objectmentor.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 September 2015.
- "Liskov Substitution Principle" (PDF). objectmentor.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 September 2015.
- "Interface Segregation Principle" (PDF). objectmentor.com. 1996. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 September 2015.
- "Dependency Inversion Principle" (PDF). objectmentor.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 September 2015.