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Elemental Design Patterns by Jason McColm Smith

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5. EDP Catalog

With the foundation we built in the previous chapters, you’re ready to start investigating the first portion of the EDP Catalog presented in the remainder of this book. The first sixteen patterns presented are the four fundamental object-oriented programming patterns followed by the twelve method-call EDPs. You’ve been introduced to eleven of them so far, and there are five more for you to learn on your own from the included specifications.

The format used to write up a design pattern is fairly standardized. The first popular use was in the original Gang of Four (GoF) text [21], and I follow that form here. Each pattern is written in several sections, starting with the pattern’s name, so that we have something canonical to refer ...

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