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: AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis: William J. Brown, Raphael C. Malveau, Hays W. “Skip” McCormick. If patterns are good ideas that can be re-applied to new situations, AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis looks at what goes. Title: AntiPatterns — Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis Authors: William J. Brown, Raphael C. Malveau, Hays W. “Skip”.

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They want to set the context for AntiPatterns, and they want to remedy some problems that plague patterns in general.

AntiPatterns introduce a feature not found in plain old patterns: MalveauHays W. But I can see two specific ways this book can be helpful to programmers.

This book helps you navigate through today’s dangerous software wntipatterns projects.

AntiPatterns – Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis

For starters, this book has appropriated a perfectly clear word, refactoringand hitched it to a perfectly vague concept, the refactored solution. While patterns help you to identify and implement procedures, designs, and codes that work, AntiPatterns do the exact opposite; they let you zero-in on the development detonators, architectural tripwires, and personality booby traps that can spell doom for your project.

The authors are really attempting two things here. The reason this term gives me such heartburn is because it seems to promise a lot more than antipstterns delivers. In these cases, the “refactored solutions” offered are merely preventive, and in fact may have nothing to do with any kind of refactoring as we know it.


If you are a lead programmer or manager, imbibe this book as a good stiff dose of preventive medicine. I resonated with one insight after another, having witnessed too many wayward projects myself. A pattern applied in the wrong context becomes an AntiPattern.

You know you’re in a Lava Flow pattern if you keep finding old code that doesn’t seem to be used anymore, and yet you’re reluctant to delete it, because – well, who knows what might break? This points to another difference between patterns and AntiPatterns, and the difference shows up clearly in this book: Maybe that’s why the authors take such pains to set the proper context before describing AntiPatterns in detail. The authors’ solution includes an elaborate, layered, software development model, and a near-dictatorial insistence on the use of patterns templates to separate the wheat from the chaff.

BROWN is an independent consultant with extensive experience in large-scale software development project management. This can happen when zealous new believers try to apply a pattern where it doesn’t fit. They justly point out the failure of past revolutions – structured programming, open systems, OOP, etc.

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He loves programming, writing, and too many other things for his own good. May we suggest that you start with ” What’s refactoeing AntiPattern ” if you’re new to the world of AntiPatterns. Request permission to reuse content from this site. A refactored solution might involve anything from rearranging class hierarchies to acquiring new technology. The high-level AntiPatterns on software architecture antiptterns a particularly valuable contribution to software engineering.


So, where to begin?

Software Project Management AntiPatterns. BrownRaphael C. A couple of problems identified in the book are difficulty in finding the appropriate patterns, and difficulty in assimilating them once found. This book repeatedly cites a study claiming five of six corporate software projects are failures.

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AntiPatterns is the map. The authors are true believers in Patterns, and they are serious about patterns and AntiPatterns alike. Maybe you can avoid becoming a statistic for Edition Two. Some Words about Words I like this book, but I don’t like its potentially corrosive effect on the English language.

We do architecgures email, and have been occasionally lured to speak about AntiPatterns at various conferences around the world since publishing AntiPatterns.

Click on a book cover to the right to order right now from. Templates for Patterns and AntiPatterns. Maybe it’s the Domino Effect AntiPattern. The experience in this book is palpable. Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. So the first four chapters of this book focus on the nature of rwfactoring, of AntiPatterns, and how they relate to software development.