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Pro ODP .NET for Oracle Database 11g by Edmund Zehoo

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Chapter 13. Design Patterns and Considerations in Using ODP.NET

In October 1994, Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John Vlissides published a book they wrote on the topic of software engineering, identifying common problems in software design and classifying their solutions in groups of design patterns. After 500,000 copies sold in 13 different languages around the world, the original authors would come to be famously known as the Gang of Four (GoF), and their design patterns have since made it into countless articles, journals, books and software development kits (SDKs).

The idea is that most complex software consists of small recurring pieces of code that have a similar structure, or pattern. For example, the GoF noticed that a linked ...

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