Hey everybody and of course: Welcome Mr. Barbin!
since I was starting my programming degree in 2007 I have been learning the basics about design patterns - from Decorator to MVC. Since then I always found it hard to find methods to apply them. The few books I read about them (e.g. Heads First Design Patterns) showed nice examples, but how will I notice to apply pattern XY in MY software? I miss some methods/tools which help me notice these situations, rather than abstract descriptions of patterns. Has anyone an idea?
At Mr. Barbin: You have experience in the software area for about 18 years. From your smashwords biography I can see you are in consulting. I'd like to know, at which point in your career did you make your decision to move to consulting.