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Design Patterns – 15 Years Later

By Erich Gamma (IBM's OTI Lab, Zürich, Switzerland)


Design patterns are now a 15 year old thought experiment. And, today, for many, software design patterns have become part of the standard development lexicon. The reason is simple: rather than constantly rediscovering solutions to recurring design problems developers can refer to a body of literature that captures the best practices of system design. This talks looks back to the origins of design patterns, shows design patterns in action, and provides an overview of where patterns are today.