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public class GrindTest
    {    
        @Test
        public void grindMelons() throws Exception
        {
            int noOfMelons = 2;
            
            List<Fruit> melons = Fruits.nFruits( 
                                            noOfMelons, 
                                            Fruits.newFruit(Seed.MELON) );
            
            Grinder<Fruit> newGrinder = Grinders.newGrinder(melons);
            
            /*
             * Let's do some grinding
             */
            Iterable<Seed> seeds = newGrinder
                                    .grind( Blades.FRUIT )
                                    .items();
            
            Assert.assertEquals(
                    noOfMelons * Seed.MELON.noOfSeeds(), 
                    Iterables.size(seeds));
        }
        
        @Test
        public void grindBoxes() throws Exception
        {
            int noOfLoquats = 10;
            int noOfBoxes = 2;
            
            List<Fruit> loquats = Fruits.nFruits( 
                                            noOfLoquats, 
                                            Fruits.newFruit(Seed.LOQUAT) );
            
            List<Box> boxes = Boxes.of( loquats ).times(noOfBoxes);        
            
            Grinder<Box> newGrinder = Grinders.newGrinder(boxes);
            
            /*
             * Grinding till we get the seeds 
             */
            Iterable<Seed> seeds = newGrinder
                                    .grind( Blades.BOX )
                                    .grind( Blades.FRUIT )
                                    .items();
            
            Assert.assertEquals(
                    noOfBoxes * noOfLoquats * Seed.LOQUAT.noOfSeeds(), 
                    Iterables.size(seeds));
        }
    }

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This post won't bother you with principles on how to think of object oriented code. It's about the art of software design.

Challenging designers to come up with a design that visualises the code above and reflects its quality and win a postcard from Edinburgh.

Calling all developers to come up with code that's fun to use, tells a story and elevates software design.

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