Design patterns are not "reusable solutions" but instead create a rich language developers can use to communicate, collaborate, and make collective decisions about design. When you study design patterns, you are teaching yourself about what a good design is and why. Design patterns exemplify the principles and strong practices that developers can depend on to build high-quality solutions. Developers can rely on these essential skills to guide their design considerations. Scott L. Bain has trained thousands of developers in design patterns for over 20 years, providing them with a rich background in this valuable discipline.