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Clean Code from the trenches - Validation

Let's directly start with an example. Consider a simple web service which allows clients to place order to a shop. A very simplified version of the order controller could look something like below - @RestController @RequestMapping(value = "/", consumes = MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON_VALUE, produces = MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON_VALUE) public class OrderController { private final OrderService orderService; public OrderController(OrderService orderService) { this.orderService = orderService; } @PostMapping public void doSomething(@Valid @RequestBody OrderDTO order) { orderService.createOrder(order); } } And the corresponding DTO class - @Getter @Setter @ToString public class OrderDTO { @NotNull private String customerId; @NotNull @Size(min = 1) private List<OrderItem> orderItems; @Getter @Setter @ToString public static class OrderItem { private String menuId; private String description; private String