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Past, Present, and Future Trends in Software Patterns
July/August 2007 (vol. 24 no. 4)
pp. 31-37
Frank Buschmann, Siemens
Kevlin Henney, Curbralan
Douglas C. Schmidt, Vanderbilt University
For the past two decades, software patterns have significantly influenced how developers design and implement computing systems, well above and beyond the most popular research in the software field. This article discusses the past, present, and future trends of software patterns to help software developers and managers understand where the field has come from, where it's headed, and how learning more about patterns can benefit projects. This article is part of a special issue on software patterns.
Index Terms:
software patterns, pattern languages, object-oriented frameworks
Citation:
Frank Buschmann, Kevlin Henney, Douglas C. Schmidt, "Past, Present, and Future Trends in Software Patterns," IEEE Software, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 31-37, July-Aug. 2007, doi:10.1109/MS.2007.115
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