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Patterns in Java

By Kevlin Henney


A tale of two patterns THERE IS A common myth that design can and should be independent of implementation detail, where design is commonly treated as an abstract concept and implementation as its concrete realization in code. * If we accept that “design is a creational and intentional act: conception of a structure on purpose for a purpose, ” 1 then a structure cannot be fit for a purpose if it does not account for, and work with, its context. The context includes the target platform—language, tools, libraries, middleware, etc.— along with its functional and nonfunctional properties. We would not think it reasonable to design a house without knowing the lay of the land, or a skyscrape

Year: 2011
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