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The Gang of Four’s seminal catalog of 23 patterns to solve commonly occurring design problems
Patterns allow designers to create more flexible, elegant, and ultimately reusable designs without having to rediscover the design solutions themselves. Highly influential, Design Patterns is a modern classic that introduces what patterns are and how they can help you design object-oriented software and provides a catalog of simple solutions for those already programming in at last one object-oriented programming language.
From the preface: “Once you the design patterns and have had an ‘Aha!’ (and not just a ‘Huh?’) experience with them, you won't ever think about object-oriented design in the same way. You'll have insights that can make your own designs more flexible, modular, reusable, and understandable - which is why you're interested in object-oriented technology in the first place, right?”
Download the Source Code for Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Guide to Readers.
What Is a Design Pattern?
Design Patterns in Smalltalk MVC.
Describing Design Patterns.
The Catalog of Design Patterns.
Organizing the Catalog.
How Design Patterns Solve Design Problems.
How to Select a Design Pattern.
How to Use a Design Pattern.
Embellishing the User Interface.
Supporting Multiple Look-and-Feel Standards.
Supporting Multiple Window Systems.
Spelling Checking and Hyphenation.
Discussion of Creational Patterns.
Discussion of Structural Patterns.
Chain of Responsibility.
Discussion of Behavioral Patterns.
What to Expect from Design Patterns.
A Brief History.
The Pattern Community.
A Parting Thought.