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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 25. Design Patterns Reviewed: A Summation and a Beginning

Overview

At the end of any book, it is always nice to step back and see what we have gained. In this book, I have tried to give you a better understanding of object-oriented principles by using an approach that may have been new to you. I taught you design patterns and used them to show you how design patterns explain the object-oriented paradigm. Design patterns answer the fundamental question “why do you do it that way?”

This chapter reviews the following:

•   The new perspective of object-oriented principles, based on an understanding of design patterns

•   How design patterns help us encapsulate implementations

•   How commonality and variability ...

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