Design Patterns Overview

Design patterns help developers solve problems using proven approaches. They help teams discuss code using higher level concepts and terms. This course introduces you to design patterns and prepares you to start mastering patterns!
Course info
Rating
(138)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 14, 2020
Duration
37m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Rating
(138)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 14, 2020
Duration
37m
Description

Design patterns help developers and teams solve problems using proven approaches. Patterns also enable teams to discuss design decisions using a richer, more descriptive language.

In this course, Design Patterns Overview, you are introduced to the idea of patterns - how they're discovered, defined, and applied.

  • First, you'll demonstrate a few useful patterns.
  • Next, you'll discover how they can be combined and stacked to produce elegant, useful designs.
  • Finally, you'll explore why you should spend time learning them.
When you complete this course, you'll understand the role design patterns play in modern software development and you'll be ready to start mastering individual patterns that will make you more productive.
Course FAQ
Course FAQ
What are design patterns in C# used for?

Design patterns help developers avoid reinventing the wheel. Many of the problems you'll face in your career have been solved before and we can learn to recognize them and address them efficiently.

Who is this course for?

Most senior developers, and certainly every architect, should be familiar with the concept of design patterns and should know at least a few of them well enough to implement them without assistance.

What will I learn in this course?

By the end of this course, you'll understand what design patterns are, how they're discovered and defined, and, most importantly, how and when to apply them in your software.

About the author
About the author

Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Steve Smith, a.k.a ardalis, and welcome to my course, Design Patterns Overview. I'm an experienced .NET developer, architect, and trainer. My onsite workshops and Pluralsight courses have helped thousands of developers and teams write better code faster. You'll find me online under the name ardalis. Design patterns have fascinated me for years. They're like individual tools you can add to your toolkit as a software developer. They don't take long to introduce, but they can take a lot of practice to master. In this course, we are going to explore the concept of design patterns, which you should definitely start learning if you haven't already. Some of the major topics that we will cover include what are design patterns, and where do they come from? Why should you spend time learning them? How should you approach this large topic? And what are some good patterns to start with? By the end of this course, you'll understand how design patterns can help you be a more effective software developer, and you'll have a proven strategy for getting started to learn more about them. I hope you'll join me in learning about software design patterns, and I hope you'll continue diving more deeply into specific patterns here on Pluralsight.