Monday, November 28, 2005

John Vlissides Remembered

John Vlissides, perhaps best known as a co-author of Design Patterns, passed away last Thursday after a lengthy illness. Many of his colleagues are using his Wiki page to share stories about working with Vlissides. If you have read Design Patterns or any of his other works, you may be interested in reading about the human being behind the words. By all accounts he was as humble and generous as he was brilliant.

(via Bjorn and Ward)

1 comment:

Bob said...

I attended a GBC/ACM seminar in the on Design Patterns back in the mid-90d that John Vlissides did. He was a sharp guy. I came away very impressed at how well he was able to convey complex ideas so well.