Issue No.02 - March-April (2013 vol.30)
David Budgen , Durham University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2013.26
A mapping study of design pattern literature combined with two follow-on surveys shows only limited empirical evidence that the "Gang of Four" patterns provide a useful way of transferring design knowledge or that their use will lead to better designs.
research, software design, software design patterns
David Budgen, "Design Patterns: Magic or Myth?", IEEE Software, vol.30, no. 2, pp. 87-90, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MS.2013.26