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A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-20
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780190050351
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Summary : You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-20
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780190050351
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Summary : You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1977-08-25
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780199726530
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Summary : You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1977
  • Total pages :1171
  • ISBN : 9780195019193
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Summary : Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design

A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions

A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions
  • Author : Michael Mehaffy,Yulia Kryazheva,Andrew Rudd,Nikos Salingaros
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0578633647
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Summary : The 1977 book "A Pattern Language" was a landmark in the design world, introducing a methodology that has since become remarkably widespread and effective across many fields. Among them is software, where "design patterns" have since become an industry standard. Important spinoffs include peer-to-peer collaboration technologies like wiki - the basis of Wikipedia and related innovations - as well as Agile Methodology. Yet curiously, the one field where pattern methodology has lagged most conspicuously is the one where it began, the built environment. In part, the popular appeal of the 1977 book served to "freeze" the initial set of patterns, greatly slowing further peer-to-peer development in environmental design - contrary to the original authors' stated aims. As one remedy, we present here - in one of many more hoped-for future companion volumes to the original classic book - a new collection of 80 patterns for a new era of urban challenges, including rapid urbanization, slum upgrading, sustainable urbanism, [CUT: "new"] urban technologies, and new tools and strategies to meet these and other challenges. This new collection comes as a contribution to a five-year collaboration with UN-Habitat on implementation of the "New Urban Agenda," a framework document adopted by consensus by all 193 countries of the United Nations. However, there remains an urgent need to implement its humane aspirations, using tools and strategies grounded in research evidence, but also subject to revision, addition and refinement with new findings from new collaborators. This volume aims to meet that need - together with the launch of an online companion pattern "repository", available at npl.wiki. Both initiatives were developed in collaboration with Ward Cunningham, wiki inventor, and pioneer of pattern languages of programming as well as Agile Methodology. Both are meant to expand the capacity of pattern languages in support of a hopeful new era of open-source, human-centered, life-enriching technology.

The Timeless Way of Building

The Timeless Way of Building
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1979
  • Total pages :552
  • ISBN : 0195024028
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Summary : This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture

The Oregon Experiment

The Oregon Experiment
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Professor in the Department of Architecture Christopher Alexander,Murray Silverstein,Shlomo Angel,Sara Ishikawa,Danny Abrams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1975
  • Total pages :190
  • ISBN : 0195018249
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Summary : Details the master architectural design plan currently being implemented at the University of Oregon, illustrating the participation of all members of a small community in the designing of their own environment

Liberating Voices

Liberating Voices
  • Author : Douglas Schuler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :604
  • ISBN : 9780262195799
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Summary : A new model for social change, integrating theory and practice, that shows howinformation and communication can be used to address urgent social and environmental problemscollaboratively.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1978
  • Total pages :1171
  • ISBN : OCLC:246325081
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Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing

Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing
  • Author : Frank Buschmann,Kevin Henney,Douglas C. Schmidt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-04-04
  • Total pages :636
  • ISBN : 0470065303
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Summary : The eagerly awaited Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture (POSA) Volume 4 is about a pattern language for distributed computing. The authors will guide you through the best practices and introduce you to key areas of building distributed software systems. POSA 4 connects many stand-alone patterns, pattern collections and pattern languages from the existing body of literature found in the POSA series. Such patterns relate to and are useful for distributed computing to a single language. The panel of experts provides you with a consistent and coherent holistic view on the craft of building distributed systems. Includes a foreword by Martin Fowler A must read for practitioners who want practical advice to develop a comprehensive language integrating patterns from key literature.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1977
  • Total pages :1171
  • ISBN : 9780195019193
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Summary : Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design

Patterns of Home

Patterns of Home
  • Author : Max Jacobson,Murray Silverstein,Barbara Winslow
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :282
  • ISBN : 9781561585335
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Summary : Clearly written and profusely illustrated, this text brings the timeless lessons of residential design to homeowners who seek inspiration and direction. Insightful tours of 33 homes bring essential design concepts to life. 300 color photos. 50 illustrations.

Pattern Languages of Program Design 5

Pattern Languages of Program Design 5
  • Author : Dragos-Anton Manolescu,Markus Voelter,James Noble
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :596
  • ISBN : 9780321321947
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Summary : The long awaited fifth volume in a collection of key practices for pattern languages and design.

Business Rules Management and Service Oriented Architecture

Business Rules Management and Service Oriented Architecture
  • Author : Ian Graham
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-02-06
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780470059807
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Summary : Business rules management system (BRMS) is a software tools that work alongside enterprise IT applications. It enables enterprises to automate decision-making processes typically consisting of separate business rules authoring and rules execution applications. This proposed title brings together the following key ideas in modern enterprise system development best practice. The need for service-oriented architecture (SOA). How the former depends on component-based development (CBD). Database-centred approaches to business rules (inc. GUIDES). Knowledge-based approaches to business rules. Using patterns to design and develop business rules management systems Ian Graham is an industry consultant with over 20 years. He is recognized internationally as an authority on business modelling, object-oriented software development methods and expert systems. He has a significant public presence, being associated with both UK and international professional organizations, and is frequently quoted in the IT and financial press.

Cloud Native Transformation

Cloud Native Transformation
  • Author : Pini Reznik,Jamie Dobson,Michelle Gienow
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-05
  • Total pages :540
  • ISBN : 9781492048855
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Summary : In the past few years, going cloud native has been a big advantage for many companies. But it’s a tough technique to get right, especially for enterprises with critical legacy systems. This practical hands-on guide examines effective architecture, design, and cultural patterns to help you transform your organization into a cloud native enterprise—whether you’re moving from older architectures or creating new systems from scratch. By following Wealth Grid, a fictional company, you’ll understand the challenges, dilemmas, and considerations that accompany a move to the cloud. Technical managers and architects will learn best practices for taking on a successful company-wide transformation. Cloud migration consultants Pini Reznik, Jamie Dobson, and Michelle Gienow draw patterns from the growing community of expert practitioners and enterprises that have successfully built cloud native systems. You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t when adopting cloud native—including how this transition affects not just your technology but also your organizational structure and processes. You’ll learn: What cloud native means and why enterprises are so interested in it Common barriers and pitfalls that have affected other companies (and how to avoid them) Context-specific patterns for a successful cloud native transformation How to implement a safe, evolutionary cloud native approach How companies addressed root causes and misunderstandings that hindered their progress Case studies from real-world companies that have succeeded with cloud native transformations

Happier at Home

Happier at Home
  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-09-04
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780307886804
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Summary : In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place. One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick—why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. “Of all the elements of a happy life,” she thought, “my home is the most important.” In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home. And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wanted to be happier at home, she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already. So, starting in September (the new January), Rubin dedicated a school year—September through May—to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love. In The Happiness Project, she worked out general theories of happiness. Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. How can she control the cubicle in her pocket? How might she spotlight her family’s treasured possessions? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster. Each month, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions—and this time, she coaxes her family to try some resolutions, as well. With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.

A Pattern Language For Composing Music

A Pattern Language For Composing Music
  • Author : Thomas Schlechte
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-08-15
  • Total pages :266
  • ISBN : 1792938047
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Summary : Do you wish to become a composer of music?Are you a trained classical musician, but having difficulties to compose your own stuff?Or are you interested in making music, and do not really know where to start?If this is your story, A Pattern Language for Composing Music is for you.A Pattern is a simple principle which shows you how to turn the building blocks of music into a unique piece of music by piecemeal variations. A Pattern Language offers you ideas how to connect patterns and apply them to your own choices of notes. A Pattern Language for Composing Music offers 79 different patterns including short descriptions, simple pictures, hands-on examples, and inspiring relations to other patterns - all waiting to be combined and turned into something unprecedented by you! "A Pattern Language for Composing Music reminds me of Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies, but with a pragmatic twist that offers realistic advice to a composer who needs to change the frame." - Chilly Gonzales - Canadian Pianist, Composer & Entertainer

A City is Not a Tree

A City is Not a Tree
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-07
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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A Pattern Language which Generates Multi-service Centers

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi-service Centers
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1968
  • Total pages :283
  • ISBN : UOM:39015006354628
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Pattern Languages of Program Design

Pattern Languages of Program Design
  • Author : James O. Coplien,Douglas C. Schmidt,John M. Vlissides
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0201607344
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Designing Distributed Control Systems

Designing Distributed Control Systems
  • Author : Veli-Pekka Eloranta,Johannes Koskinen,Marko Leppänen,Ville Reijonen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-09
  • Total pages :500
  • ISBN : 9781118694152
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Summary : Designing Distributed Control Systems presents 80 patterns for designing distributed machine control system software architecture (forestry machinery, mining drills, elevators, etc.). These patterns originate from state-of-the-art systems from market-leading companies, have been tried and tested, and will address typical challenges in the domain, such as long lifecycle, distribution, real-time and fault tolerance. Each pattern describes a separate design problem that needs to be solved. Solutions are provided, with consequences and trade-offs. Each solution will enable piecemeal growth of the design. Finding a solution is easy, as the patterns are divided into categories based on the problem field the pattern tackles. The design process is guided by different aspects of quality, such as performance and extendibility, which are included in the pattern descriptions. The book also contains an example software architecture designed by leading industry experts using the patterns in the book. The example system introduces the reader to the problem domain and demonstrates how the patterns can be used in a practical system design process. The example architecture shows how useful a toolbox the patterns provide for both novices and experts, guiding the system design process from its beginning to the finest details. Designing distributed machine control systems with patterns ensures high quality in the final product. High-quality systems will improve revenue and guarantee customer satisfaction. As market need changes, the desire to produce a quality machine is not only a primary concern, there is also a need for easy maintenance, to improve efficiency and productivity, as well as the growing importance of environmental values; these all impact machine design. The software of work machines needs to be designed with these new requirements in mind. Designing Distributed Control Systems presents patterns to help tackle these challenges. With proven methodologies from the expert author team, they show readers how to improve the quality and efficiency of distributed control systems.