Design Patterns in C# Made Simple

Using patterns to improve flexibility of the design

More than two decades since design patterns have appeared, many developers consider them the most important discovery in software development. Others still find them a bad idea. And both are right! How comes?

What you’ll learn

  • How to apply design patterns to help simplify application design.
  • How to reduce design complexity by moving responsibilities into collaborating classes.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 18min.
  • Adding Behavior to an Object with the Decorator Pattern –> 5 lectures • 34min.
  • Adapting to a Different Interface with the Adapter Pattern –> 5 lectures • 30min.
  • Constructing Flexible Behavior with the Strategy Pattern –> 8 lectures • 40min.
  • Decoupling Classes with the Abstract Factory Pattern –> 7 lectures • 35min.
  • Constructing Objects on the Fly with the Factory Method Pattern –> 6 lectures • 33min.
  • Encapsulating Construction Rules with the Builder Pattern –> 6 lectures • 34min.
  • Constructing Complex Objects with the Builder Pattern –> 8 lectures • 41min.
  • Treating Collection as an Object with the Composite Pattern –> 7 lectures • 35min.

Design Patterns in C# Made Simple

Requirements

  • Fair understanding of the C# programming language.
  • Working knowledge of software design.
  • Any knowledge of design patterns is a plus.

More than two decades since design patterns have appeared, many developers consider them the most important discovery in software development. Others still find them a bad idea. And both are right! How comes?

In this course, you will learn how design patterns can be applied to make code better: flexible, short, readable. Flexibility is the key element in design patterns. You will learn how to decide when and which pattern to apply by formally analyzing the need to flex around specific axis. You will learn which pattern is adding which kind of flexibility, and what are the most common forms of implementation in practice. You will also learn common pitfalls and ways to overcome them when applying specific patterns.