: AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis: William J. Brown, Raphael C. Malveau, Hays W. “Skip” McCormick. If patterns are good ideas that can be re-applied to new situations, AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis looks at what goes. Title: AntiPatterns — Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis Authors: William J. Brown, Raphael C. Malveau, Hays W. “Skip”.

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The authors then show you how to detect and defuse AntiPatterns as well as supply refactored solutions for each AntiPattern presented. Those patterns describe interactions of software components.

AntiPatterns is the map. If I edited a dictionary, I think I’d jump off a bridge.

AntiPatterns – Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis

In the words of the book, “the Lava Flow of obsolete technologies and forgotten extensions leaves hardened globules of dead code in its wake. So if this book becomes popular, look for “refactoring” to become another buzzword – a euphemism for “we’re trashing everything antiatterns starting over from scratch. So, where to begin?

Written by an all-star team of object-oriented systems developers, AntiPatterns identifies 40 of the most common AntiPatterns in the areas of software antipatternx, architecture, and project management. How to Use This Book I think that if you read this book, you can’t help but absorb some general programming wisdom. Request permission to reuse content from this site. We kn out here to provide as complete a picture as we can about just what an AntiPattern is, why it’s important and what we can and should be doing about them.

If you sense that the project you’re on is headed for the sewer, this book will help you articulate what’s wrong to your project manager. AntiPatterns are an attempt to catalog the mistakes and practices that contribute to software project failure. Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. Advice for Refavtoring AntiPatterns.


The experience in this book is palpable. Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis. However, we are very pleased to see that our books are being followed up by several more on the subject. Also, we recently received what we think is a terrific recent term paper about AntiPatterns by Ed J. It is sobering to realize that each of these paradigms, in its own time, seemed to hold the answer to all our problems.

The authors are true believers in Patterns, and they are serious about patterns and AntiPatterns alike. The authors have discovered and named common problem situations resulting from poor management or architecture control, mistakes which most experienced practitioners will recognize.

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AntiPatterns are not exact opposites of the design patterns popularized by Gamma et al [1]. Some of the AntiPatterns described in this book clearly have no solutions, once you’re in the thick of architsctures, beyond starting over. A couple of problems identified in the book are difficulty in finding the appropriate patterns, and difficulty in assimilating them once found.

MalveauHays W. In software, refactoring involves rearrangement of code, but the refactored solution refers to a much broader concept. This book helps you navigate through today’s dangerous software development projects. The reason this term gives me such heartburn is because it seems to promise a lot more than it delivers. Just look at the statistics: For sofware or questions regarding this web contact [Web Master].

AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis

Agchitectures to the Hot Best sellers. But it’s hard to resist moving on to the fun stuff. AntiPatterns also tend to have humorous names. Also, find out how the patterns community defines: You encounter models, principles, theory, an anecdote or two along the way. They justly point out the failure of past revolutions – structured programming, open systems, OOP, etc.


Would you like projectx change to the site? Templates for Patterns and AntiPatterns. He loves programming, writing, and too many other things for his own good. We’re looking forward to your feedback! You always knew you’d laugh at your CM troubles someday! Maybe it’s the Domino Effect AntiPattern. Maybe that’s why the authors take such pains to crusis the proper context before describing AntiPatterns in detail.

I resonated with one insight after another, having witnessed too many wayward projects myself. That could make a remarkable difference in how things turn out.

For starters, this book has appropriated a perfectly clear word, refactoringand hitched it to a perfectly vague concept, the refactored solution. One final complaint, and then I’m done. The high-level AntiPatterns on software architecture are a particularly valuable contribution to software engineering.

Like patterns, AntiPatterns have associated “forces,” and consequences.

BrownRaphael C. AntiPatterns are more fun to read about, especially if you’re not in the throes of one yourself. This web site is all about AntiPatterns. The book describes 18 major AntiPatterns and even more “mini AntiPatterns” in three categories: In these cases, the “refactored solutions” offered are merely preventive, and in fact may have nothing to do with any kind of refactoring as we know it.