Erich Gamma


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in Zürich, Switzerland
March 13, 1961

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Erich Gamma is a Swiss computer scientist and co-author of the influential software engineering textbook, Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software.

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Design Patterns: Elements o...

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Contributing to Eclipse: Pr...

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Objektorientierte Software ...

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Introduction to Object Orie...

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“Design patterns should not be applied indiscriminately. Often they achieve flexibility and variability by introducing additional levels of indirection, and that can complicate a design and/or cost you some performance. A design pattern should only be applied when the flexibility it affords is actually needed.”
Erich Gamma, Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

“A design that doesn’t take change into account risks major redesign in the future.”
Erich Gamma, Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

“that shows the flow of requests between objects. interface The set of all signatures defined by an object’s operations. The interface describes the set of requests to which an object can respond. metaclass Classes are objects in”
Erich Gamma, Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

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