On Jan 8, 2008 8:08 PM, Jake Cutter <cutter38 / gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Nice review, but coverage of the GoF patterns? But I've read so many
> otherwise intelligent folks say that the GoF patterns were created to
> address the limitations of less flexible languages, and that there's
> no need for them in a language as powerful as Ruby...
>
> What gives?
>

IMO, patterns give you a common vocabulary to speak with other
developers and a way to refactor existing code.
Raganwald wrote a good blog entry about it
http://weblog.raganwald.com/2008/01/problem-with-problem-with-design.html