Saw your article on web patterns...looks good. You've cited Martin Fowler's and others work in this area and there's some overlap with our work, as well, so I thought I'd encourage you to have a look and let me know what you think... ( We've worked to sync our pattern catalogue with Martin, who also helped review some of our content. While our book is called Core J2EE Patterns, the patterns themselves are really Enterprise patterns that are bound to a platform (in this case J2EE) through the numerous implementation strategies that are provided. The encouraging thing is that these patterns are relevant regardless of your platform and we can all share a similar vocabulary and approach to good design, through the judicious use of patterns.

Look forward to hearing your comments.

Thanks, Dan Malks

Jonathan Snook said on January 30, 2006

In looking through the catalog, the demonstration of how various patterns link together is excellent. The J2EE terminology may scare off those who use other languages but it looks like you've done a good job catalouging and providing strategies for each pattern. I might have to pick up the book sometime.

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