Meta patterns — A means for capturing the essentials of reusable object-oriented design
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There is an undeniable demand to capture already proven and matured object-oriented design so that building reusable object-oriented software does not always have to start from scratch. The term design pattern emerged as buzzword that is associated as a means to meet that goal. Already existing approaches such as the catalog of design patterns of Erich Gamma et al. [5, 6] and Peter Coad's object-oriented patterns  differ in the applied notation as well as the way of abstracting from specific application domains.
This paper proposes a domain-independent terminology and notation we call meta patterns. It is demonstrated how meta patterns constitute a minimal means to capture reusable object-oriented design.
KeywordsDesign patterns object-oriented design object-oriented software development application frameworks class libraries reusability
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