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Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design (Software Patterns Series)

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"One of the great things about the book is the way the authors explain concepts very simply using analogies rather than programming examples-this has been very inspiring for a product I'm working on: an audio-only introduction to OOP and software development."-Bruce Eckel..".I would expect that readers with a basic understanding of object-oriented programming and design wo ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 480 pages
Published October 22nd 2004 by Addison-Wesley Professional (first published July 9th 2001)
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Jesper
The book covers the basics of UML and object oriented design, some common patterns, and commonality and variability analysis.

While I was reading it, I didn't think the authors chose a very apt title for the book; after finishing it, I realized that the authors are trying to explain how patterns are derived. In fact, at one point in the book the authors point out that it is much more important that you understand the basic principles of design patterns than it is to memorize patterns and diagrams
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Said A
Anyone who wants to write beautiful, manageable and extendible code must read about design patterns. In this book you are also introduced to OOP. So it is a good start point for the OOP+design patterns beginner.

UPDATE: The second time I read it, it did not felt as good as the first time. I couldn't agree on some points and views of the author.
It's better to read "Head First Design Patterns" for DP part and "Object-Oriented design and analysis with application" for the OOP introduction part. Chan
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Jean Tessier
Good introduction to design patterns and some of the higher principles of object-oriented design. Follows my own personal discovery of the fundamental principle of isolating change. I discovered it while I was reading Wolfgang Pree's Design Patterns for Object-Oriented Software Development, right after I had read the Gang of Four book in 1994.

A good book for junior developers, but I am way beyond it by now.
Alex Allain
After seeing Alan Shalloway speak in person, and enjoying it greatly, I decided to get his book. Having read Design Patterns, I found this book to add fairly little, using a large number of words.

The earlier chapters that present strategies for deriving design patterns from the principles of object oriented programming, and particularly the notion of "encapsulate what varies" are helpful, however.
Niran Pravithana
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เปนหนังสือสอน Design Pattern ทีอธิบายไดเขาใจงายทีสุดในหลายๆ เลม
ขอเสียคือไมไดครอบคลุม Pattern ครบทุกแบบ (มีไมถึงครึงของ Pattern ทังหมด)
เหมาะสำหรับผูเริมตนเรียนรู Design Pattern แตควรมีพืนฐานการเขียนโปรแกรม OOP เบืองตนรวมถึง UML อยูบาง ใชสำหรับเสริมความรูหลังจากศึกษาโครงสรางภาษาจนเชียวชาญแลว
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Hesham Amin
One of the best books to learn object oriented design. not only design patterns.
the way concepts are presented gives the reader the ability to understand the philosophy behind the patterns which improves the design skills.
This is not a design patterns catalog so don't expect all patterns to be listed.
Michael
It's a computer book, so obviously it's not a great read. But as far a computer books go, it was readable. I opened my season of learning with this.
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