In 1995 the hot topic -- The Next Big Thing (TNBT) -- was Design Patterns. But hardly anyone talks about them now. Why not? What happened? And what are these mysterious pattern-like entities anyway?
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Does anybody remember Design Patterns?
Robert Martin (@unclebobmartin) is Master Craftsman at 8th Light, Skills Matter instructor and author of a range of books (as well as hundreds of articles), including: Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship as well as his most recent, Clean Architecture: A Craftsman's Guide to Software Structure and Design.