So as I mentioned in the introduction, the first pattern I’m going to look at is known as ‘Autonomous View’. Of all the patterns I’ll cover, this one is likely to be the most familiar to Flex developers. Although Martin Fowler coined the name, the idea behind the Autonomous View pattern has been around for quite some time. For the Flex framework, the Autonomous View represents the de facto architectural pattern. If you’re building your first Flex application, you’ll probably be following the Autonomous View pattern without even knowing it.