Patterns generate architectures

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/BFb0052180

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 821)
Cite this paper as:
Beck K., Johnson R. (1994) Patterns generate architectures. In: Tokoro M., Pareschi R. (eds) Object-Oriented Programming. ECOOP 1994. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 821. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


We need ways to describe designs that communicate the reasons for our design decisions, not just the results. Design patterns have been proposed as ways of communicating design information. This paper shows that patterns can be used to derive an architecture from its problem statement. The resulting description makes it easier to understand the purpose of the various architectural features.


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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.First Class Software, Inc.Boulder Creek
  2. 2.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUrbana

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