|Industrial Logic Design Patterns Study Group The PL Group|
The Pattern Languages Group
Next Meeting: See Agenda Below Location: Space Untitled Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM Questions? email Raj or Michael or JoshuaWhat We're Studying
Once a week, the PL Group studies patterns and pattern languages about software design, architecture, analysis, concurrency and organization.
Many of the pattern languages studied come from the Pattern Languages of Program Design series, edited by James O. Coplien, Douglas C. Schmidt and John Vlissides.
The PL Group is currently studying patterns from the PLOPD 1998 conference.
Like design patterns, pattern languages help us understand proven strategies for solving difficult problems. In form, pattern languages are different from GoF-style design patterns. In content, the two are similar, though pattern languages tend to cover more ground.
One of the best non-software pattern languages was written by Christopher Alexander in one of his many books, A Pattern Language. One of the best software patterns we have read in the PL Group is Ward Cunningham's CHECKS Pattern Language of Information Integrity.