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Design patterns


Design patterns in software engineering are generic solutions to some commonly occurring problems encountered when creating software. They are incredibly useful tools for both communicating a solution to a problem to other developers and also for saving time solving problems that have already been solved in quite elegant ways. Learning the big design patterns is a also just a great way to improve your skills as a software developer.

UML diagram of the process of a programmer applying a design pattern

Find articles on several design patterns below, each have an explanation, usage examples, code examples (Java and/or JavaScript) and UML diagram where applicable.

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