This is one of the primary tendency of every fresher developer or programmer, I my self is not out of the boundary, After starting the programming I was also kind of had the same tendency, I didn’t have much idea about the vast class library and functionality the c++, java or c# has to offer, rather I used the basic and primitive data structure and ideas and techniques that I learned while coding c.
This simple ignorance is some time called “Primitive Obsession”.
Here is what “codinghorror” has to say about “Primitive Obsession”,
“Don't use a gaggle of primitive data type variables as a poor man's substitute for a class. If your data type is sufficiently complex, write a class to represent it. ”
Code that has primitive obsession has the following phenomena
- use of primitives data type (like integers or strings) for solving complex problem.
- use of low-level methods to perform operation on data.
Eventually we loose a higher level of abstraction.
One simple example in c# could be build a list of objects, we could build a class to keep a specific type of data and then expose different methods and properties to support the class,
We can use a List<T> to keep the object, where what ever we need from a list is there. I think you got the idea.