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"Design by Contract" in Java means assert(). Actually Design by Contract has nothing to do with JAVA as such. It is a design methodology.
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To be picky, Wikipedia claims "Design by Contract" is a trademark of Eiffel Software, the maintainers of Eiffel. For this reason, many developers will refer to it only as programming by contract or contract-first development. They also list a number of 3rd party libraries that help use the DBC method in Java.
But back to the original poster ... what makes you interested in it? What problems do you think it solves? I'm trying to prod you into some research and explaining your findings. Frankly I don't know much about it, and your answers will be interesting.
Originally posted by Tanveer Ahmad: "Design by Contract" in Java means assert().
Where do you get that from? To me, DBC means much more than just using the assert statement.
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