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Applied Java™ Patterns by Olav Maassen, Stephen Stelting

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Chapter 2. Behavioral Patterns

Introduction to Behavioral Patterns

Behavioral patterns are concerned with the flow of control through a system. Some ways of organizing control within a system can yield great benefits in both efficiency and maintainability of that system. Behavioral patterns distill the essence of proven practices into readily understood, well known, and easy-to-apply heuristics.

Behavioral patterns covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • Chain of Responsibility –To establish a chain within a system, so that a message can either be handled at the level where it is first received, or be directed ...

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