About the Book
Design Patterns is a modern classic in the literature of object-oriented development, offering timeless and elegant solutions to common problems in software design. It describes patterns for managing object creation, composing objects into larger structures, and coordinating control flow between objects. The book provides numerous examples where using composition rather than inheritance can improve the reusability and flexibility of code. Note, though, that it’s not a tutorial but a catalog that you can use to find an object-oriented design pattern that’s appropriate for the needs of your particular application–a selection for virtuoso programmers who appreciate (or require) consistent, well-engineered object-oriented designs.
About the Authors
Erich Gamma is Swiss computer scientist. He co-wrote the JUnit software testing framework with Kent Beck and led the design of the Eclipse platform’s Java Development Tools (JDT). He also worked on the IBM Rational Jazz project. He joined Microsoft’s Visual Studio team in 2011 and will lead a development lab in Zürich, Switzerland.
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