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Design Patterns in C# by Steven John Metsker

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Preface

It seems a long time ago (two years!) that I received the initial encouragement for this book from Paul Becker, an editor at the time with Addison-Wesley. I remain grateful to Paul for his help, and to his successor, John Neidhart, who took over as editor when Paul left. I am also grateful for the encouragement of John Vlissides, who is the Patterns Series editor and who has been a supporter of mine for all three of my books.

John Vlissides is also, of course, one of the four authors of Design Patterns. John and his co-authors—Erich Gamma, Ralph Johnson, and Richard Helm—produced the work that not only established a list of important patterns that every developer should know, but also set a standard for quality and clarity that I have aspired ...

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