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Design Patterns: Magic or Myth?
March-April 2013 (vol. 30 no. 2)
pp. 87-90
David Budgen, Durham University
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.
Index Terms:
research,software design,software design patterns
Citation:
David Budgen, "Design Patterns: Magic or Myth?," IEEE Software, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 87-90, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MS.2013.26
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