Last post Aug 04, 2014 08:24 AM by jammycakes
Jul 30, 2014 07:48 PM|ftyper|LINK
Hello, the original GOF who wrote Design Patterns were:
* Erich Gamma
* Richard Helm
* Ralph Johnson
* John Vlissides
I don't really hear any of these names today. Have some of these people retired or switched focus? Are any of these people active in the design pattern community today?
Have others become recognized leaders/experts in the modern design pattern community? If so then who?
Aug 04, 2014 08:24 AM|jammycakes|LINK
A quick Wikipedia search tells me this:
I haven't been able to find anything up to date about Richard Helm. His Wikipedia entry redirects to the GoF book itself.
The main thought leader these days in the design patterns community is
Martin Fowler. His book,
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, is in many ways a sequel to the GoF book. I understand that
Kent Beck has also done a lot of pioneering work with design patterns.
For an illuminating discussion on how the original GoF patterns have stood the test of time, Oren Eini's series of blog posts on ayende.com "Design patterns in the test of time" gives
a good overview of how they've been used (and abused) over the years. Recommended reading IMO.