The book in your hands builds extensively on your author’s original book on this subject, Data Model Patterns: Conventions of Thought.[28] During the years since publication of that book in 1995, your author has had the opportunity to develop many models for many different industries. In each case, having the patterns in his toolkit meant that he could go into a company in an industry he’d never seen before (except, perhaps, as a consumer) and in short order, understand the business better than many people who worked there.

The same year Data Model Patterns was published, Eric Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John Vlissides published Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-oriented Software.[29] Where Data Model ...

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