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Title: Is this a pattern?
Authors: Winn, Tiffany Rose
Calder, Paul Robert
Keywords: Design pattern
Software pattern
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing)
Citation: Winn, T. and Calder, P. 2002. Is this a pattern? IEEE Software 19 (1), 59-66.
Abstract: In the current climate, pattern is an often-misused buzzword. However, there is no clear definition of pattern-ness, perhaps because patterns do not lend themselves to prescriptive, formal definitions. The authors propose a set of characteristics that can be used as a test for pattern-ness. Each characteristic in their test describes an essential aspect of a design pattern. Recognizing these characteristics will help software designers understand, use, and write better patterns.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/25780
ISSN: 0740-7459
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