|Re: Design Patterns for Collaboration? [message #619842 is a reply to message #619839]
||Sat, 29 December 2007 13:16
| Scott Lewis
Registered: July 2009
Judith Merges wrote:
> Hello ECF Developers,
> would we like to use collections of design patterns to communicate
> problems and its solutions?
> I am thinking about the Shared Editing API and I know (a little) the
> patterns from the book "Patterns for Computer-Mediated Interaction" from
> Till Schümmer, Stephan Lukosch (see
> So my question is, while summarizing thoughts about the Shared Editing
> API, would it be better for ECF Wiki (and/or Javadoc API) to describe
> the concept of the patterns I "used" or is there maybe definitive work
> of collaboration patterns I should use?
I think it would be great to record your thoughts and observations about
collaboration design patterns in the ECF Wiki.
There are a number of sw patterns used in ECF...e.g. adapters, command
pattern, listeners, etc. But these are at the API/sw design level...not
at the communication/collaboration level. So any analysis of
collaboration design patterns and their possible connection to ECF
and/or Eclipse mechanisms/APIs would be wonderful.
As a quick aside...a lot of my own work/interest in team collaboration
is based upon the notion that 'spontaneous collaboration' is frequently
how things really work, and mechanisms/sw to support spontaneous
collaboration must be appropriately dynamic, lightweight, and a 'good
fit' to both team-specific and organization-specific processes.
|Availabilty of the book: Patterns for Computer-Mediated Interaction [message #620799 is a reply to message #620053]
||Sun, 13 January 2008 21:40
| Judith Merges
Registered: July 2009
> I might be wrong, but knowing Till, I would assume that his and
> Stephan's book *is* the definitive source for patterns in this area.
> I think it would be great to use those patterns when talking about the
> shared editing parts of ECF. For this to work, their material should
> be available on the web for free - do you know if this will be the
> case for the foreseeable future?
I don't think they will be, but I am not sure how this usually works.
What about the design patterns from Gamma? I do not know if they are
available freely or if you do have to buy the book. Do you know a free
If there is interest to use those patterns, which I also think is nice,
since they already covered a lot of collaboration knowledge, I can ask
Stephan and Till what their arrangement with the publisher is and what
probably will happen in the future.
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