Pattern-Oriented Analysis and Design: Composing Patterns to Design Software Systems

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Software experts agree: the most difficult aspect of building software is not coding; it is the decisions the designer makes in the early stages. Those decisions live with the system for the rest of its lifetime. Good designs beget good software. Bad designs beget trouble. Designers are faced with a tough question: how do they know whether their designs are good or bad? Design patterns can provide valid judgment criteria for software designers. While a great deal of effort has been devoted to discovering new design patterns, very little effort has been spent on developing a process for "gluing" or "composing" design patterns to better develop software applications. This book specifically addresses this need, and explains the Pattern-Oriented Analysis and Design (POAD) methodology to utilize design patterns. The methodology is practical, logical, and above all, proven! Four case studies and numerous examples show how to apply POAD, and a useful glossary and bibliography make the text a lasting reference for better software design.

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Design patterns are immensely powerful, but to build large-scale robust systems, you need more. Pattern-Oriented Analysis and Design introduces a methodology for "composing" proven design patterns into reliable, robust large-scale software systems. Using POAD, you can quickly build systems that are far more robust, scalable, and maintainable-using UML class diagrams as your building blocks.

  • POAD: What it is, how it works, and what problems it solves
  • Structural and behavioral approaches to design pattern composition
  • Design models and UML techniques for pattern composition
  • POAD processes: in depth coverage of analysis, design, and design refinement
  • A systematic process to compose design patterns
  • 4 chapter-length case studies: feedback control, customer behavior simulation, digital content processing, and distributed medical informatics
  • Building on POAD: advanced trends and research

Pattern-Oriented Analysis and Design takes design patterns to the next level. Whether you're an architect, designer, developer, or manager, it will help you build better software systems faster.

About the Author:

SHERIF YACOUB, member of the research staff at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, specializes in technologies for building reliable large-scale software systems, including design patterns, architecture, modeling, meta-modeling, frameworks, and reliability. He has written 40+ technical papers, and presented at TOOLS, UML, and ISSRE. He has co-authored the Reuse-Based Software Engineering textbook published by John Wiley & Sons in 2001.

HANY AMMAR, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University, has authored 70+ technical papers. His research interests include software engineering, reliability engineering, biometrics, and computer architecture.

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Yacoub, Sherif M., Ammar, Hany H., Yacou
Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (2003)
ISBN 10: 0201776405 ISBN 13: 9780201776409
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