Design Patterns Study Group Stuttgart, The 4 Gangsters Group
"Better copied well than badly reinvented" was our motto in December 2000 when we founded the Design Patterns Study Group Stuttgart after the model of the Design Patterns Study Group New York, especially the 4G Group.
Who we are
We are C++/Java programmers who are interested in design patterns and want to get a deeper understanding of DPs and their application. If you want to join in, just show up at one of our meetings.
What we do
At each meeting, we read through one chapter of the book, Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson and John Vlissides, written in 1994. We talk about open questions, possible applications and occuring ideas. After that, we change our focus to eating and drinking.
What we don't do
No research, no criticism, no inventing new patterns, no reading other books. These are all issues for other groups, yet to be founded. None of us have much spare time, so we want to use what little we have as efficiently as possible. When we finish the GoF book, we'll probably follow the next group, the POSA group.
Punktum, Rothebühlplatz, Stuttgart, Germany. S-Bahn to Stadtmitte station.
We meet the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from 7 pm to 9 pm.
12/14/2000 Factory Method
02/22/2001 Template Method
03/08/2001 Abstract Factory
07/12/2001 Chain of Responsibility
If you have any questions, please send e-mail to Carsten Kuckuk at .