Chapter 18. Economic Considerations of PBE

So far we have been looking at PBE from a technical perspective, which is an important perspective for a technical book. But writing software is not only about technical information and discussions. The cliché “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door” is not entirely true. Patterns and PBE provide us with a great mousetrap, but we need to look at and understand the economic considerations of these approaches if we aim to be truly successful.

Key Economic Aspects of PBE

As we start this chapter, it’s fair to ask, “Why should we look at the economics of patterns? Patterns are only a technical concern.” As we work through this chapter, we will see that while patterns are ...

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