|Value||Patterns are intended to avoid wasting resources solving problems that already have an effective and well accepted solution.|
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What is a Pattern?
John Spacey, October 06, 2015
A pattern is a general, reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem. They were first developed as a way to document solutions to computer programming problems beginning in the late 1980s. They are now considered a fundamental approach to enterprise architecture. In recent years, it is also increasingly common to solve business problems with patterns. For example, best practices are essentially patterns. Patterns prevent problem solvers from reinventing-the-wheel by providing the best known solution to a particular problem. It is usually difficult to find a superior solution to a widely accepted pattern.
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