XPMan Thurs Feb 9th – Design Patterns
February’s (normal) XPManchester is hosted by John Penney and is about Design Patterns. His abstract for the session follows…
Design Patterns are really useful. Even when we’re not using them to design new systems, we’re using them to describe existing systems: if you’ve ever scoffed at a Singleton or asked a Factory to fabricate an object then you’ve used elements of the pattern language that the Gang of Four compiled nearly 20 years ago. I think it would help us all to become more proficient at this pattern language. Maybe we will be able to communicate our design intents more deeply. That’s the goal of this session, and I hope to achieve it by playing some games:http://industriallogic.com/games/dppc.html.
Some background knowledge of design patterns would be useful, but is by no means essential. You don’t need a laptop, but if you can get your hands on one of the Design Patterns books, then please bring it along, it might be useful for reference.
And if you’re still wavering, then be aware: there will be chocolate.
See you there!