Sunday, Afternoon
Designing with Patterns
Convention Ctr – 101G
John Vlissides, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Design patterns are making the transition from curiosity to familiarity. Now that many people know what they are, they want to know how best to apply them. This tutorial shows how to leverage patterns in the software design process. It reveals the thinking behind pattern application including when not to use a seemingly applicable pattern. It shows how the right patterns can improve a design and how the wrong patterns can degrade one. Students thus learn to apply design patterns to maximum benefit.

This course is designed for software developers, including architects and programmers. Participants will acquire experience using design patterns to solve real problems. This experience will enhance participants’ design abilities by teaching them how to apply design patterns to their own object-oriented systems.

Presentation Format: Presentation.

Attendee Background: Attendees should be well-grounded in object technology and should be familiar with the design patterns in Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, by Gamma, et al. Familiarity with Java is recommended.

John Vlissides is a member of the research staff at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, NY. He has practiced object-oriented technology for over a decade as a designer, implementer, researcher, lecturer, and consultant. John is author of “Pattern Hatching,” co-author of “Design Patterns” and “Object-Oriented Application Frameworks,” and co-editor of “Pattern Languages of Program Design 2.” He is also Consulting Editor of Addison-Wesley’s Software Patterns Series. John has published numerous technical papers and is a columnist for the C++ Report.

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