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Design Patterns: Magic or Myth?

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1 Author(s)
Budgen, D. ; Durham Univ., Durham, UK

A mapping study of design pattern literature combined with two follow-on surveys shows only limited empirical evidence that the "Gang of Four" patterns provide a useful way of transferring design knowledge or that their use will lead to better designs.

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 2 )