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Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Second Edition by Alan Shalloway, James R. Trott

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Chapter 14. The Principles and Strategies of Design Patterns

Overview

Previously I described how design patterns can be used at both the local and global levels. At the local level, patterns tell us how to solve particular problems for a given context. At the global level, patterns create a map of how the components of the application interrelate with one another.

One way to study design patterns is to learn how to apply them more effectively at both levels. They will indeed help you produce better, more maintainable code based on the experience of others.

Another way to study design patterns is to learn their essential mechanisms and the principles and strategies that underlie them. Learning these will improve your ...

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