— Forest and the Trees

Design Patterns

Amazingly, made it through ten patterns in an hour – even w/ my long winded intro.

Presentation here: keynote, pdf, ppt.

Code is here. Right-click, view source. There is a different application file for each of the patterns. So, only the first example (the non-patterns example) is viewable on-line.

Thanks to everyone who attended the talk. It was a great turnout and I had a blast.

Kudos to Chris and Rebecca for putting on such a great conference. Flash on Tap definitely rocked. Can’t wait for next year.

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No, not the tour to support Smell the Glove. But, Flash on Tap! Which takes a sophisticated view of sex and puts in on a farm. Excuse me, I mean, takes a sophisticated view of Flash puts it on a beer festival.

Beer! Flash! Talking! Beer (including Haverill, Lagunitas, Smuttynose, and Stone – some of my favorites)! May 28 – 30th at the castle in Boston. It will be fun. You should go.

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We’ve got a great talk for the first ever Design Patterns Holiday Extravaganza – Oscar Cortes will be giving a practice run through of his talk for Flex CampBuilding Mashups with Flex. Talk description below…

You’ll learn how to leverage Cairngorm, HttpServices, WebServices, XML, e4x, External Interface, JavaScript and HTML to create mashups. We will also be looking at how mashups can bring innovation and integration to the enterprise world.

Sam and I are going to pick up some beer and pizza for this one – so come hungry and thirsty. I will also be giving away an Apple Remote or two, or three. As always, first Wednesday of the month (Dec 3), 7pm, Brightcove 12th floor. Map to Brightcove. Then drinks after at Characters – which is on the first floor of the Brightcove building.

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Here it is. Right-click, view source. I spent less time on this presentation than I ever have. And it was the first presentation written entirely at Characters. Enjoy.
Observer UML!!
The image above was taken from ActionScript 3.0 Design Patterns. The code was also kind of taken from there. Well, the interfaces were anyway.

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Design Patterns group tonight at Brightcove. 7pm 12th floor. We’ll be talking about the Observer pattern.

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UPDATE: Flash on Tap has been postponed to May 2009. It will now be even more awesome!

I’ll be speaking at Flash on Tap this October 7-9 in Boston. This should be a great conference: Flash + Beer = Nothing to Fear? Or something. Anyway, the speaker line up is top notch. I’m pretty psyched to be included in such an impressive group. My topic is Five Minute Design Patterns. Description below…

Screw eight minute abbs. We’ll be learning a new design pattern every five minutes in this high-impact non-aerobic session. That’s ten whole patterns: Adapter, Template, Singleton, Factory, Strategy, Facade, Iterator, Command, Bridge, and Composite. Why so many in so little time? Because patterns are used for many things, but, mostly they are used to impress other developers. So volume counts. “Composite your tree structure!”; “Facade those classes!”; “UML your bridge!”; and “Iterate this!” are just some things you might say after you’ve paid a little bit of attention during this session. Feel the burn!

We’ll see if the preso works (I think it will be fun), but, hey, if it doesn’t, what do you care? You get to drink beer.

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Here is the swf – right-click to view source. And here’s the preso. The source has very little commenting and the preso doesn’t have any notes. But, it still might make sense. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Presentation is in OpenOffice. Here’s a PDF version as well.

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I’ll be giving a talk on the Bridge Pattern at the BFPUG Design Patterns Group(I really need to update that page) this Wednesday (May 7, 2008). As always, it’ll take place at Brightcove and will start at 7pm. And as always, we will get together for beers afterwards at Characters (which is located beneath Brightcove). Please stop by. These are really fun nights. Map here.

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Design Patterns

Begins: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 at 7:00 PM

Ends: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 at 8:00 PM



1 Kendall Sq.

Cambridge, MA 02142


Link: Todd Yard

Link: Brightcove

Todd Yard will be presenting on the Memento Pattern this Wednesday. As always, everyone’s welcome – and afterward we go out for beers downstairs.

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I put together a page listing all the design patterns meetings and presentations we’ve had so far. Here it is. As you will see, many of the presenters are not sending me their presentations. Keith Peters even claims to have lost his. Unfortunately, I missed the last meeting so I couldn’t bug everyone. Anyway, hopefully soon, this list will be more complete.

Also, credit for the group goes to Sam Robbins for starting the group. Although, even he hasn’t emailed me his presentations.

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