Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Softwaretechnik
Chair for Applied Software Engineering

Patterns in Software Engineering (2013 / 2014)

Professor: Prof. Bernd Brügge, Ph.D.
Instructors: Barbara Reichart, Emitzá Guzman, Yang Li, Nitesh Narayan

(Oct 14) No lecture due to SET courses

We are very sorry to say that we announced the date for the exam too early.

The dates are not fixed yet and the exam might take place on a different day.

We only know that it will most likely be before the end of February.



You will learn the principles of patterns in software development and the structure of pattern-based software systems. You will also become familiar how to apply patterns in a variety of problem situations and how handle the patterns in concrete applications. You will practice application of the patterns in exercises during the lecture.


Note the special course format: Lectures and Exercise are not separate, they are heavily intertwined. The course blends exercises with the lecture: the exercises are being held in the class room right after the pattern is introduced.


Time and Location

Lecture including in-place exercises will take place on Monday from 10:00 to 14:00 (HS1). There will be small breaks during class.




There will be no repeat exam.

General Information


Recommended Reading

  • C. Alexander, S. Ishikawa, and M. Silverstein, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, Oxford University Press, 1977
  • C. Alexander, The Timeless Way of Building, Oxford University Press, 1979.
  • S.W. Ambler, Process Patterns: Building Large-Scale Systems Using Object Technology, Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  • W.J. Brown, H.W. McCormick, and S.W. Thomas, Anti-Patterns and Patterns in Software Configuration Management, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • B. Bruegge and A. H. Dutoit, Object-Oriented Software Engineering Using UML, Patterns, and Java, 3rd ed. Prentice Hall, 2009.

  • F. Buschmann, R. Meunier, H. Rohnert, P. Sommerlad, and M. Stal, Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 1: A System of Patterns, Wiley, 1996.
  • A. Elssamadisy, Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2008.
  • M. Fowler, Analysis Patterns Reusable Object Models, Addison Wesley, 1996.
  • E. Freeman, B. Bates, and K. Sierra, Head First Design Patterns, O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2004.
  • R.P. Gabriel, Patterns of Software: Tales from the Software Community, Oxford University Press, USA, 1998.
  • E. Gamma, R. Helm, R. Johnson, and J. Vlissides, Design patterns: elements of reusable object-oriented software, Addison Wesley, 1995.
  • J. Thomas, M. Young, K. Brown, and A. Glover, Java Testing Patterns, Wiley, 2004.