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Pattern languages of program design 4
Harrison, Neil.
Publication Information:
Reading, MA : Addison Wesley, [2000]

Physical Description:
xviii, 762 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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QA76.76.D47 P36 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Design patterns have moved into the mainstream of commercial software development as a highly effective means of improving the efficiency and quality of software engineering, system design, and development. Patterns capture many of the best practices of software design, making them available to all software engineers. The fourth volume in a series of books documenting patterns for professional software developers, Pattern Languages of Program Design 4 represents the current and state-of-the-art practices in the patterns community. The 29 chapters of this book were each presented at recent PLoP conferences and have been explored and enhanced by leading experts in attendance. Representing the best of the conferences, these patterns provide effective, tested, and versatile software design solutions for solving real-world problems in a variety of domains. This book covers a wide range of topics, with patterns in the areas of object-oriented infrastructure, programming strategies, temporal patterns, security, domain-oriented patterns, human-computer interaction, reviewing, and software management. Among them, you will find: *The Role object *Proactor *C++ idioms *Architectural patterns

Author Notes

Neil Harrison works at Lucent Technologies consulting in the areas of telephony, software testing and simulation tools, domain engineering, and software process and organization. He teaches courses on patterns and has published patterns in previous editions of Pattern Languages of Program Design and in Best Practices: A Patterns Handbook. He has also co-authored several articles with James Coplien on software organizational studies and patterns, and has served as program chair of the ChiliPLoP conference.

Brian Foote has been writing programs professionally for over twenty years and has been doing research on object-oriented programming, languages, frameworks, architecture, evolution, and refactoring since the mid 1980s. He is also a consultant who has been active in the patterns community since its inception and was program chair of the PLoP '96 conference.

Hans Rohnert is Senior Software Architect at Siemens AG, where he works on diverse aspects of software for communication devices. He is co-author of Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture: A System of Patterns, and is currently working on the second volume in that series.