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Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture (edition 2002)

by Martin Fowler

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Title:Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
Authors:Martin Fowler
Info:Addison-Wesley Professional (2002), Hardcover, 560 pages
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This is a must read.

Regardless of the programming language or frameworks you work with, chances are you are using many of the patterns documented here.

In case you are using a 'homegrown' solution, you really *should* be using some of these architectural patterns or else your are way out of your mind! ( )
  caike | Jan 12, 2009 |
Patterns for Business Applications: I loved this book! It was exactly what I was looking for when I went searching for patterns that would help with a new business application. It provides alternative solutions to the typical implementation problems associated with business systems, both from a design standpoint and from the perspective of the implementation. The alternatives are compared and weighed in light of the execution environment and cost of implementation, with a comparison of advantages and disadvantages, along with Martin's recommendations. I had the feeling that the comparisons and recommendations were made not based purely upon a theoretical optimum, but also based upon practical and real-world experience with these patterns.
  euang | Sep 1, 2008 |
This is the definitive reference on patterns in application development. The Gang of Four book is a classic reference on patterns, but the patterns there are lower level. And they are useful, but never had as much of an impact as this book. When reading this book, I immediately recognized many of the patterns and really value having a vocabulary to talk about application design decisions. This is a must read book for advanced application developers and architects. ( )
  JoeWirtley | Jan 2, 2007 |
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The practice of enterprise application development has benefited from the emergence of many new enabling technologies. Multi-tiered object-oriented platforms, such as Java and .NET, have become commonplace. These new tools and technologies are capable of building powerful applications, but they are not easily implemented. Common failures in enterprise applications often occur because their developers do not understand the architectural lessons that experienced object developers have learned.   Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture is written in direct response to the stiff challenges that face enterprise application developers. The author, noted object-oriented designer Martin Fowler, noticed that despite changes in technology--from Smalltalk to CORBA to Java to .NET--the same basic design ideas can be adapted and applied to solve common problems. With the help of an expert group of contributors, Martin distills over forty recurring solutions into patterns. The result is an indispensable handbook of solutions that are applicable to any enterprise application platform.   This book is actually two books in one. The first section is a short tutorial on developing enterprise applications, which you can read from start to finish to understand the scope of the book's lessons. The next section, the bulk of the book, is a detailed reference to the patterns themselves. Each pattern provides usage and implementation information, as well as detailed code examples in Java or C#. The entire book is also richly illustrated with UML diagrams to further explain the concepts. Armed with this book, you will have the knowledge necessary to make important architectural decisions about building an enterprise application and the proven patterns for use when building them.   The topics covered include ·  Dividing an enterprise application into layers ·  The major approaches to organizing business logic ·  An in-depth treatment of mapping between objects and relational databases ·  Using Model-View-Controller to organize a Web presentation ·  Handling concurrency for data that spans multiple transactions ·  Designing distributed object interfaces… (more)

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