Really Valuable Pages List
Contains what some users of this Wiki have designated to be valuable contributions. When one has cruised through a few of these pages an idea should begin to emerge of what this community is all about, how pages are constructed, what passes for content, and something of the manner of presentation that allows a page to survive and grow.
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AdviceVsPatterns - A short discussion on the correct usage of DesignPatterns, ProcessPatterns, and advice, and when are the right times for each
AntiPattern - Looks like a good idea, backfires when applied
DesignPatterns - Defines design patterns and discusses two ways people come to know them: in using the DesignPatternBook ?, or in learning to command a pattern language.
DiscussionPatternCousins - Patterns capture experience
ElementaryPatterns - Simple patterns used for teaching
ForcesVsConsequences - Patterns have tension
GamesVsPatterns - If work is a game, patterns tell us what moves to make when. Compelling observations follow.
GammaPattern/ DesignPatterns - Software patterns
GenerativePattern - Works indirectly, rather than attacking the problem directly
HaveThisPattern - Patterns are not original
KoansMetaphorsAndParables - What in the world _are_ we doing?
PatLet - Two sentence pattern
PatternCatalog - Just the sum of its parts
PatternDefinition - A discussion
PatternDefinitionThread/ MorePatternDefinitionThread? - A discussion
PatternEnvy - Possible reasons why some are too quick to use the "pattern" word when describing something
PatternForms - A list of presentation standards for patterns.
PatternIndex - lots of patterns
PatternInEverything - Pattern names help standardize our vocabulary
PatternityTest - Various criteria a pattern should meet before calling it a "patterns"
PatternLanguage - More than the sum of its parts
PatternLanguages - Alexander defines context, system of forces, solution
PatternLanguagesArePatternsToo - PatternLanguages are patterns
PatternLanguageTaxonomy - A discussion concerned to answer whether or not it's possible and how to organize the pattern kingdom
PatternsAreNotTheLesserOfTwoEvils - Patterns relate context, forces, and solution
PatternsDocumentTheObvious - Patterns document the obvious and the familiar
PatternsDontNeedToGoBoom - Patterns are about catharsis
PatternsForBeginners - An introduction
PatternsHandbookLanguage - Unordered collection of patterns
PatternsMisconceptions - Myths and misconceptions about what patterns are and are not
PatternSystem - Patterns grouped according to appropriate criteria
PatternValueSystem - Things pattern-writers should be concerned about
PrescriptivePatternLanguage - Ordered sequence of patterns
PrinciplesAreNotPatterns - Patterns aren't the general principles themselves - they are the results of applying them
ProcessPatternLanguageTaxonomy - Sorts patterns into structural, process, and behavioral
ProcessPatterns - Patterns that are manifest in social organizations. This page has lots of links, a good starting point for research in the subject.
ProcessPatterns/ OrganizationalPatterns - Social patterns
ProgrammingIdiom - Language specific mini-patterns
ProvenPractice - Patterns have been UsedThreeTimes
PurposeOfPatterns - Patterns give their users a common structure and vocabulary
SomePatternsQuestionsAnswered - Pattern questions and answers
SuccessesAndPatterns - Extract commonness from success stories
TipsForWritingPatternLanguages - A pattern formula of WardCunningham's
UsefulUsableUsed - Patterns are usable, and used
WhenToUsePatternForm - Patterns balance multiple forces
WhereDoPatternsComeFrom - Patterns are distillations of best practice
WhyPatternsAreDifferent - Patterns chronicle solutions generated over time
WhyPatternsAreInteresting - Texture of pattern problems is interesting
WikiPagesAboutWhatArePatterns (Roadmap) - Comprehensive List of Patterns Pages
Informal History of Programming
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