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Methods for applying patterns

Bernhard Goetz
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Joined: Jan 07, 2013
Posts: 57

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.

Best Regards,
Bernhard Goetz
Ludwin Barbin
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Joined: Jul 29, 2009
Posts: 30
Hi Bernhard,

To answer your question, my consulting experience started (and continued) in different periods of my career.

After spending 5-7 years in programming, I've worked for a consulting company where I was an Analyst/Developer making OO designs using UML (no Agile yet).

When web services and Agile came, I went hands-on again. At the same time, I focused on architecture and went on to certify for Java Enterprise Architect.

For the last 2-3 years, I've been doing architecting/consulting/coding. I never left coding -- it's my way of keeping my feet on the ground

Thanks for your question.

-- Ludwin Barbin
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