How and where did the concept of design patterns get started?

Rohith Ajjampur

Work on patterns has been influenced by the works of Christopher Alexander who published on topics related to urban planning and building architecture in the late 1970s. The history of patterns for software design began in the late 1980s and reached an important milestone with the publishing of the first book fully dedicated to this subject by the "Gang of Four", Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson and John Vlissides, Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software). In conjunction, the emergence of object-oriented software development fostered the work on other topics related to design patterns such as application frameworks, analysis patterns, language idioms, and so on.

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