Antipattern (glossary)

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(1) An antipattern is just like a pattern except that instead of a solution it gives something that looks superficially like a solution but isn’t one. (Koenig 1995)
(2) Pattern of failure. (SEI 2012)

Sources

(1) Koenig, A. (March/April 1995). "Patterns and Antipatterns". Journal of Object-Oriented Programming 8, (1): 46–48.

(2) SEI 2012. Patterns of Failure: System Archetypes. Available at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/acquisition/research/pofsa.cfm.

Discussion

A full discussion of Antipatterns and how they relate to systems thinking can be found in Patterns of Systems Thinking


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