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Are you looking for an alternative to patterns or simply patterns beyond the original 23 GoF patterns?
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The GoF patterns are simply considered the core design patterns that were established at the beginning of the pattern movement. Many books focus on these core patterns because the GoF treatment is in C++ (for the examples) and uses a pre-UML graphical notation - these books try to make the GoF patterns more accessible. Introductory books actually tend to cover fewer than the GoF patterns
So all-in-all there is plenty of material beyond the initial GoF Patterns. People are more likely going to complain that there are too many patterns... [ October 09, 2007: Message edited by: Peer Reynders ]
Note, though, that those are not exactly *alternatives*, but more like *additions*.
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Although this post is quite old, I'll just bring it back to live since I never replied in the first place.
@Peter Reynders et al. Thanks for the long list of litterature. As Peter mentions himself: there is plenty of material... People are more likely going to complain that there are too many patterns .
Im especialy looking forward to read the DDD book which I've heard alot of good things about.
A problem with the GoF patterns is that 1) there are alot of them and 2) alot of them "look" alike (encapsulate change and delegate; for instance: Strategy vs. State). I asked this question becuase I was wondering if there were a smaller list.
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Originally posted by Svend Rost: A problem with the GoF patterns is that 1) there are alot of them and 2) alot of them "look" alike (encapsulate change and delegate; for instance: Strategy vs. State). I asked this question becuase I was wondering if there were a smaller list.