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Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software


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By: Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John M. Vlissides
ISBN: 0201633612
October 1994 | 416 pages


Capturing a wealth of experience about the design of object-oriented software, four top-notch designers present a catalog of simple and succinct solutions to commonly occurring design problems. Previously undocumented, these 23 patterns allow designers to create more flexible, elegant, and ultimately reusable designs without having to rediscover the design solutions themselves.

About the Author

Dr. Erich Gamma is technical director at the Software Technology Center of Object Technology International in Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. Richard Helm is a member of the Object Technology Practice Group in the IBM Consulting Group in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Ralph Johnson is a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Computer Science Department.

John Vlissides is a member of the research staff at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, New York. He has practiced object-oriented technology for more than a decade as a designer, implementer, researcher, lecturer, and consultant. In addition to co-authoring Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, he is co-editor of the book Pattern Languages of Program Design 2 (both from Addison-Wesley). He and the other co-authors of Design Patterns are recipients of the 1998 Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award.


tang sichen replied on Wed, 2008/06/18 - 8:00pm

It is a nice book

Zeke Fast replied on Tue, 2008/09/23 - 3:36am

This is the best book I've ever read!

Dick Baker replied on Mon, 2009/07/27 - 10:48am

suggest you change JV's entry from "is" to "was" http://martinfowler.com/bliki/JohnVlissides.html

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