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Design Patterns
By Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson and John Vlissides
9/10 from 1 review
Categories: Computers & Internet
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Another "bible" of software engineering
Design patterns are super high level program structures that keep cropping up. Strictly, patterns are things that cannot be expressed abstractly in the programming language being used; to BASIC with only GOSUB and RETURN, a procedure is technically a design pattern. In C using structs with function pointers in them, object orientation is a design pattern.

This book charts things that are currently design patterns, with respect to today's crop of object oriented languages. A few of the patterns can be implemented using templates or generic classes, but most of them are beyond the ken of contemporary languages for now.

This book isn't so directly useful to the highly experienced technical architect, but (s)he will find it essential for lending to people!
Rating: 9/10
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Posted by Alaric on Mon, 23rd July 2001, 11:30am
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