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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 09:07:28 -0500
Reply-To: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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> > > <http://www.acm.org/archives/patterns.html>
> >
> > I found the ACM patterns page not really well organized...What I'm
> > looking for is a pattern not a month.
>
> I feel your pain.  We need to do better.
>
> There's a separate page for the patterns working group, but when you go
> there all you get are a bunch of confusing HTML frames and senseless UML
> diagrams.

The page referred to is <http://info.acm.org/sigada/wg/patterns/index.html>

Go there and see in the upper left, four sections to choose from.  The
"References" choice is already displayed in the lower left frame.  Click
the first choice and the list of patterns replaces the References.  Then
you will see that the larger right-hand frame shows all these patterns.

There's room for improvement, but it's not all that bad.  :-)

Suggestions (in case J. T. is listening):

1. Rearrange the diagrams (especially the main big one) to minimize line
   crossings.

2. Correct "Factor" to "Factory" in one of the boxes.

3. Image map the diagram so clicking on any box is the same as clicking on
   its name in the TOC frame.  (Right now, if you have Netscape and you
   move your pointer over the diagram, it tells you you're pointing to a
   "Cool Pattern Picture.")

4. Put D. Schmidt's patterns on the diagram too.  It's not very useful to
   have one frame contain a list of patterns while the other contains a
   diagram of a different set of patterns.  Maybe put the contributor's
   name in a small font comment text block under each box.

5. Put a title on each frame that doesn't have one.

6. For all frames, the title in the frame and the text of the link you
   click to get the frame should be the same.

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