Ralph Johnson presents a pattern language that he and his colleagues are working on in an attempt to solve the hard issues of parallel programming through a set of design patterns: Structural Patterns, Computational Patterns, Parallel Algorithm Strategy Patterns, Implementation Strategy Patterns, and Concurrent Execution Patterns.
Ralph Johnson is one of the four authors of the Design Patterns book. He is currently involved with the CS Department at the University of Illinois and the leader of UIUC Patterns/Software Architecture Group. He is mostly interested in OOP, especially frameworks, patterns, business objects, and Smalltalk, and researches refactoring, being involved in creating the Smalltalk Refactoring Browser.
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