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This innovative book recognizes the need within the object-oriented community for a book that goes beyond the tools and techniques of the typical methodology book. In "Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models, " Martin Fowler focuses on the end result of object-oriented analysis and design - the models themselves. He shares with you his wealth of object modeling experienc ...more
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Published October 19th 1996 by Addison-Wesley Professional
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Johnny
Apr 24, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: software
the majority of this book is devoted to discussing analysis patterns for specific contexts - e.g., what might we use as a design for a system that needs to be able to manage accounts, convert between currencies, etc. this seems like an extension of the "reusability myth" - now that we're doing object oriented programming, we can reuse our objects all over the place, and consequently have to write less code. this kind of reuse has been shown to work in two limited contexts: libraries and framewor ...more
Michael
Good but outdated

This book was great at a time writing. It is less useful now. It still contains many valuable pieces about OO modeling, but reader should not hesitate to skip over some chapters.
Paolo Bizzarri
Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it
The book is good, but I have mixed feelings about it.
From one side, it has some very good conceptual models.
From the other side, it is a bit outdated and the prose is somewhat a bit heavy.
Anyway, a good addition to your conceptual toolbox.
Philip
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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After skimming other reviews, I felt the need to add my professional context. I work as software developer and consultant in the heavy indsutry. Software is not "our" speciality, but we need it to survive. As such, I'm often confronted with tasks like digitalizing business processes that don't even exist in the heads of those who perform them, or literally don't exist because they are part of the change management agenda, who happily use software as their beast of burden.
Since I'm not a dom
...more
Dina Bogdan
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read just some chapters that was of interest for me. I was interested in understanding the "Accountability Pattern" and Martin Fowler explains it in depth with a lot of details. Also he presents a natural evolution path of the "Accountability Pattern" from the most understandable and applicable form to a very complex form of the pattern that is applicable only in large enterprises with complex systems and models. I will come back at this book anytime I will need to understand a pattern or a ...more
Hania
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business-analysis, it
Analysis patterns in object models by Martin Fowler.
Pavels Kletnojs
Mar 10, 2021 rated it liked it
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For sure this is a decent book. But I don't think it worth reading it in 2021 unless you are interested in patterns history. ...more
Steve Whiting
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Takes you through the thought process of developing some generic object models for common business-domain problems.

Some good discussion about how to model and implement these, hampered by the notation of the (pre-UML) modelling diagrams.

I also found it a bit dull, to be honest - not up to the standard of his other, more recent, books
pluton
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
The patterns in the book are very high level and hard to understand on the first attempt. One probably needs considerable experience in developing big systems to read and understand the book.
Also, the pre-UML models are confusing at the beginning.
Juan Ignacio Gelos
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dev
Simply a must-read for any developer, dev lead, and even IT managers.
Dave Peticolas
May 10, 2014 rated it liked it

A nice collection of patterns for use in designing enterprise software systems.

Steven
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
1 of the classic software texts on analysis and design.
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