This week's book giveaways are in the Refactoring and Agile forums. We're giving away four copies each of Re-engineering Legacy Software and Docker in Action and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
As part of a research degree, I am conducting an online survey on the use of software design patterns within software design projects, especially when used within the scope of integrating applications (e.g. web services, EAI etc). The aim is to investigate how use of software design patterns can facilitate software reuse and save time and cost with software development The study doesn�t assume the use / knowledge of software design patterns as a pre-requisite for filling the online survey as we are collecting views of software developers with different background and experience. Your response would be treated as confidential and the online survey and results are anonymous (no name, address � etc is required). All those who completed the survey with valid E-mail address will receive copy of the aggregated results and any related publications, though giving E-mail is optional. The survey is expected to take 5 minutes to complete. The link to the online survey is at