Issue No. 02 - March-April (2013 vol. 30)
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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.
research, software design, software design patterns
D. Budgen, "Design Patterns: Magic or Myth?," in IEEE Software, vol. 30, no. , pp. 87-90, 2013.