|Design Patterns Explained with Food In C#|
|Written by Nikos Vaggalis|
|Friday, 19 February 2021|
This modern approach to the legendary GOF Design Patterns book from Wes Doyle is a set of YouTube videos using the C# language with a novel, culinary, twist.
The Gang of Four Design patterns book first published in 1994 might be still relevant as far as the core concepts are concerned, but the examples and languages used in the book, Smaltalk/C++ and GUI applications are nevertheless somewhat dated.
Of course, at the time web development hadn't really kicked off, as such the examples reflected the applications of the industry of the time.Things have changed radically since then and while the core concepts like programming over a interface or favoring composition over inheritance still resonate,the bigger pictures needed to get up to date with the current requirements.For example to incorporate external dependencies like Databases and AMQP queues,or services for things like email and HTTP APIs.
Thus the emergence of the "Design Patterns Explained with Food" course,a massive undertaking by developer Wes Doyle who not only released a Github repo congaing the code and examples but also recorded a fully blown video series which generously made available on YouTube for free and for everyone to enjoy.
In this video Doyle explains why he embarked on this project:
As in the book, Doyle breaks up design patterns into three main
And where does the food fit into the picture? They're real world examples that concern the food business. Like making a custom meal planner, a bakery purchase order system, a food delivery service and so on. And, of course, you can't go more modern than a programming language like C#.
Note that the Youtube play list is still work in progress, as such the videos available at the time of writing are about the Factory Method, Builder, Singleton and Abstract Factory patterns.
To sum it up, it's the best of both worlds; great and timeless concepts but under a modern perspective.
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|Last Updated ( Friday, 19 February 2021 )|