Sunday Afternoon, Half Day
Designing with Patterns
Marriott Hotel — Florida Salon IV
John Vlissides, IBM T.J. Watson Research

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.

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.

Presenter: 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 has published many articles and technical papers on object-oriented themes in general and design patterns in particular. John is a columnist for Java Report and serves as Consulting Editor of Addison-Wesley’s Software Patterns Series. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

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