Pattern languages of program design, Volume 1

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Addison-Wesley, 1995 - Computers - 562 pages
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The first conference on Pattern Languages of Program Design (PLoP)was a watershed event that gave a public voice to the software designpattern movement. Seventy software professionals from around theworld worked together to capture and refine software experience thatexemplifies the elusive quality called "good design." This volume isthe result of that work--a broad compendium of this new genre ofsoftware literature.

Patterns are a literary form that take inspiration from literateprogramming, from a design movement of the same name in contemporaryarchitecture, and from the practices common to the ageless literatureof any culture. The goal of pattern literature is to help programmersresolve the common difficult problems encountered in design andprogramming. Spanning disciplines as broad as client/serverprogramming, distributed processing, organizational design, softwarereuse, and human interface design, this volume encodes designexpertise that too often remains locked in the minds of expertarchitects. By capturing these expert practices as problem-solutionpairs supported with a discussion of the forces that shape alternativesolution choices, and rationales that clarify the architects' intents, these patterns convey the essence of great software designs.
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About the author (1995)

James O. Coplien is a premier expert and writer on the object paradigm and C++, having worked with the language since its inception at AT&T. Currently a member of Bell Laboratories Research at Lucent Technologies, his work focuses on multi-paradigm development methods and organizational anthropology for software development processes. His previous books include "Pattern Languages of Program Design" (with Douglas C. Schmidt), "Pattern Languages of Program Design, Volume 2 "(with John M. Vlissides and Norman L. Kerth), and "Advanced C++ Programming Styles and Idioms,"
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Doug Schmidt is president of the Franklin Historical Society, a fourth-generation Franklin resident, and a member of the first four-year graduation class from Franklin High School in 1966. Established in 1969, the Franklin Historical Society preserves historic buildings like Whelan School, the old town hall, the Sheehan-Godsell cabin, and St. Peters Chapel.