Hey there, fellow Rustaceans!
Today, I'm excited to bring to you a novel design pattern that has the potential to transform the way we handle large-scale Rust projects - the Consolidated Module Container design pattern. This ingenious design pattern has been my go-to tool when dealing with complex projects with numerous modules, and now I'm sharing the secret with you!
Understanding the Consolidated Module Container Design Pattern
You must have faced challenges when dealing with large projects. Identifying dependencies, locating relevant components, managing them - all these can turn into a real headache. Here's where our design pattern enters the scene, offering an easy-to-follow standardised approach to organising traits and structs within modules. This alone can significantly simplify your development workflow.
One of the main features of this pattern is the idea of Centralised Location and Granular Splitting. The crux of this approach is to house all traits and structs within the
mod.rs file of each module. But as the module grows, we suggest breaking down the
mod.rs file into smaller, focused files within the same module directory. It's an easy way to keep your code organised, readable, and easily maintainable. Here's a simple example: