With ever-increasing number of patterns in the literature and online repositories, it can be hard for non-experts to know about new patterns and select patterns appropriate to their needs. We argue that a systematic way for searching patterns is required and we present the Patterns 2.0 service, a composite software service for facilitating pattern search and selection. The service combines several pattern-related services with a recommendation service that allows users to share their experiences in using patterns. The contributions of the paper are: the overview of existing services related to the problem of pattern selection, the definition of Patterns 2.0 service, and description of its possible uses.

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Conference 14th Annual European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programming, EuroPLoP 2009
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Birukou, A. (Aliaksandr), & Weiss, M. (2009). Patterns 2.0: A service for searching patterns. Presented at the 14th Annual European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programming, EuroPLoP 2009.