Whether you're new to software patterns or a veteran, you'll find this catalog can help you every day
Software patterns are timesavers and problem-solvers. While new patterns are continually being discovered, those already articulated are as valuable in helping programmers identify emerging patterns as they are to the software development process. This book covers some of the best-known design patterns in Visual Basic and introduces more than two dozen additional ones. You'll learn how to write your own patterns in Visual Basic .NET, how UML is used to document patterns, and where design patterns should not be used. Most important, you'll see how to apply these patterns in real-world situations.
Explore a variety of Visual Basic design patterns
Fundamental patterns, applicable to a wide assortment of situations and usable in other patterns
Patterns that organize the creation of objects in different situations
Patterns that use a divide-and-conquer approach to problem-solving
Patterns that describe ways to combine objects into different sorts of structures
Patterns that describe different ways of organizing behavior
Patterns for managing concurrency
Go to www.wiley.com/go/vbdesignpatterns for a synopsis of the patterns discussed in the book, UML models, code samples, and links to appropriate software downloads
Brad Merrill works as a software engineer in the .NET Framework Integration team at Microsoft. He previously worked as a software engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation and Sybase. His areas of expertise are in distributed systems, transaction processing, operating systems, and compiler technology. Brad lives in Redmond, Washington, and is an avid tournament chess player and bridge player. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.cybercom.net/~zbrad.