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Dive Into Design Patterns

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Design patterns are typical solutions to commonly occurring problems in software design. You can’t just find a pattern and copy it into your program, the way you can with off-the-shelf functions or libraries. The pattern is not a specific piece of code, but a general concept for solving a particular problem. They are like pre-made bl
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Published December 5th 2018 by Refactoring.Guru
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Temo Tchanukvadze
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Why is Dive Into Design Patterns the best book to learn patterns?
1) Clear and detailed
2) Right to the point
3) A step-by-step explanation of how to implement
4) Real-life examples
5) Explains the relationship between patterns and pros & cons.

Alexandr Shpergl
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The most interesting and clear-to understand interpretation of design patterns. Beautiful pictures and grate examples. Thanks!
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reminds me "the Gang of Four", but found that book is good for the beginners, i like the examples, they hook me up, easy to remember and to think about. I've bought this book after reading and using online patterns registry on the site of the Author. ...more
Maurício Gardini
Jul 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: programming
Great book. Concise, but well-structured and very clear.
Charles Ferreira
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm in love with this book. It's my favorite book about design patterns so far. I'm recommending it to everybody I can. The illustrations are great, I love the writing style, it's easy to read and comprehend for a non-native English speaker. The examples, real world analogies, relations between patterns, pseudocodes... everything is really, really great. Can't recommend it enough. ...more
Ali Nazari
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Surely, the best book to learn design patterns. Everything is comprehensive and detailed. Examples are fun and close to real world and they are solved very clearly.
Daniel-florin Belu
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really like the book. It is very helpful for me and my job as I am in this field (software) for many years(~15).

The Design Patterns are something I was not very familiar with. I already learned a lot from the book and I hope I will be able soon to get a new role in my career and maybe to teach other people about the patterns.

Everything is explained very well, the introductory part includes SOLID and fundamentals of OOP which is very good. I would do more examples if I could. What I would put h
Diego Lima
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is very useful. While reading it,I immediately related to my own projects and how I could employ the design patterns described (especially the Strategy pattern and Chain of Responsibility). I am a young developer who have worked on big projects with national scale in Brazil, and the benefits of employing these design patterns in such large codebases are obvious.

The best qualities of this book are the illustrations and the example applications (this quality includes the UML diagrams and
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I own three books on design patterns and this one is my favorite. Each design pattern is discussed in multiple steps:
- a problem to solve
- the solution
- a real-world analogy
- the structure of the pattern with a UML diagram
- pseudocode
- where to apply it
- tips on implementing it
- pros and cons
- relations to other patterns

There is also an overview of SOLID design principles, and for several of the pattern overviews it is described how the pattern relates to a specific SOLID principle.

One of the t
N Zahir
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I found this book at the right time. Recently I had the idea for an app and found a world of pain around DDD, DI, design patterns, etc. I was really good information and getting snippets from YouTube and the wider web, but this book stood out, as it was both technical and incredibly easy to read. What I really like about this ebook can be summarised as follows.

1. Epub: This format allows me to use my desktop ereader (Thorium) and get a great reading experience. The book has a very professional f
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Software Developers
Recommended to Ezekiel by: My teacher
This book definitely makes its way to the top 5 books a Software Engineering student should read. It's a must-have. My teacher recommended it to learn about design patterns and how to use them in projects. Thing is, there are many articles online explaining Design Patterns, but I just couldn't grasp the concepts with those. I needed an alternative, another read.

I found myself going to class with only this book and asking questions about specific cases I thought of as the class went on. I used it
Cardholder Name
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The project in general and the book in particular are making the great impression. It seems there are a lot of books on a subject, but yours is really the best and it's quite funny. Wonderful illustrations, they are amusing and helpful for memorizing.
I've started reading it just after buying. I've learned already how to use couple of described patterns in practice.
The book can be improved by publishing it in print, it would be convinient to give it as a present for example.

Проект в целом, и книг
Anmol Singh
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved the book on design patterns.
Every pattern is described in such rich and comprehensive detail.
Not to mention the beautiful illustrations and UML diagrams alongside.
Also appreciate the discussion on SOLID and OOP basics.

I would have loved if it had Python real-world code though, since Python is my primary language.
But I guess, I can translate them from Java as an exercise! :)
Overall, it seems like a worthwhile purchase! No regrets!

A suggestion to the author:

The 'Related patterns' section a
Samuel Taggart
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An excellent book! A worthy successor to the GOF. This updated take on Design Patterns is very refreshing. For a computer science book it is quite readable, much more so than the original. The real life examples provided in the book are very easy to follow. The code examples are very also easy to follow and provided in several different languages (C#, Java, PHP, Python,Ruby,Swift, and TypeScript). There are plenty of UML diagrams as well, clearly showing what is going on. He also does a good job ...more
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have ~10 years of experience in software engineering, but I had always been in the mindset of "patterns should come naturally when trying to figure out a solution rather than trying to use them either way". I'm pretty happy that I decided to read it, because now I have a more in-depth idea of the basic patterns and can apply them much better. There's no need to reinvent design patterns when they are perfectly explained and documented in your book.
I reckon it's a book that I will read more than
Bryan Costanza
I rarely buy e-books but this was a great purchase. I read through every summary/intro but I have only skimmed the more detailed implementation and example code. I have been doing moderately in-depth coding projects in school for Creative Technologies but I only heard about design patterns a few days before I bought this book. I think it was a perfect way to get an idea of what I have been missing out on and now I know some better ways to think about coding. All of the examples were quite good a ...more
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Dive into design patterns is one of the best books about design patterns,
If I may say the best one in the whole market.

The tips in your book have helped me become more productive! Before this book,
I was wasting so much time figuring out how to write solid code, and apply patterns on my projects.

But the moment I discovered this book, instantly patterns looks simple and understandable:
The illustrations, comments and explanations were all perfects,... etc.

The most enjoyable part for me was the
Simon Mahony
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finally a technical author who bothers to think about how people absorb and learn new concepts!

This book's approach to explaining things clearly and succinctly using several different types of real-world examples is so refreshing! And the author writes as if you're a friend he's explaining things to over a beer. So easy to read and comprehend, and very comprehensive too! When you finish reading one of these articles about a particular pattern you'll actually understand how it works, why it's a g
Mizrah Kadima
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was ok
A poor parody on the Head First.

The book is full of typos. A limited language is used. I mean I've tried to read it in English, then flip back over to Russian - it's just not my cup of tea. The writing style is weird. There are authors out there who write complex things in a simple language. The author of Dive into Design Patterns writes in a way that's hard to follow. He absolutely doesn't know that a base class can be named a parent class. Class, subclass, subtype, type, base class or main cla
Nov 25, 2019 added it
I'm a 24 years of experience developer and I've always kept design patterns away from me.
Mostly because I couldn't find any practical reason to begin with it and didn't have a good comprehension of it as well.
This is why I have been interested when a collegue of mine told me about this book.
I wanted to have it on paper so I'm currently using the printed version of it, which I recommand in color so you can use it aside of your computer.

What I can say is :
- the explanations are very clear which i
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I finished reading this book in about two weeks, because it was so good! The patterns were described very comprehensively and I especially like the provided source code solutions. I use them to check my knowledge and as a basis to apply the pattern in my own little dummy project. Also, I feel the book reading experience made the reading more enjoyable compared to the web version because I can highlight etc.

For a more comprehensive article on the content and how I learned from it, you can visit m
Роман Стоянович
Definitely the best book about design patterns I ever seen and I'm excited reading it.

Though I'm not a new guy in programming (15+ years in active coding), but I've surprizingly found some new ideas for me. By the way - the most amazing thing in this book - perfectly structured information about the patterns with a pretty easy to understand examples.

So I'm sure the book will be useful for everyone - from beginners to veteran developers!

Highly advise to purchase and read this one!

And I hope that
Анна Швец
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book a couple of weeks ago. I hasten to share a review.
I am a novice programmer and your book is ideal for learning patterns. Code with different fonts, laconic narrative, pattern creation algorithm, pseudo codes - all this very methodically puts the material into the head. I come back to her periodically. It will become my handbook so brief and capacious at the same time.
Regarding the e-book, special thanks. It is very convenient to read, the ratio of lines and indents is optimally
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'd like to thank the author for his work. I am only at the beginning of my journey into the OOP world now, and concepts such as "refactoring", "design patterns", "interconnections between classes" and others were far from me until recently. Studying the material from this book, I began to understand better how a good code differs from what I wrote earlier and am writing now)) The book "Dive Into Design Patterns" is well structured, the material is presented sequentially from basic concepts to, ...more
Abhijit Gupta
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Simple is better than complex" - this should be your design mantra. The author doesn't engage in unnecessary obfuscation and offers a dive into design patterns, albeit it's not deep, so to speak. More often than not, the books on this topic are unnecessarily complex. This one, however, is refreshingly succinct.
What I found lacking was the paucity of real-life use cases. I mean, come on, when you're talking about design patterns, the first thing on your mind should be the fact that "patterns ar
Rozaliyana Aushuria
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking funny way to understand design pattern, you need this book. This book provide you image, diagram, funny story

If you are looking a book that can explain you with analogy from real world example, you need this book.

If you are looking a book that have detail code explain design pattern, you need this book.

If you are want learn design pattern with TS code, Alex provide you that code.
Igor Telmenko
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is great book! I had tried to read another books before. But they were very difficult for reading or very useless. But this book doesn't have these problems. Each pattern's description begins from description of a problem. Then you can see UML-schemes of solution, examples of code and steps for building your own implementation of this pattern. All information is very clear and useful.
This is a book that I was looking for so long!
Julien Belmon
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent text, whether you are new to the concept of OOP design patterns or looking for a reference to use while creating software. It is full of concrete examples, language specific implementation details, diagrams and pictures in a very clear and beautiful typesetting. I have been using this book as a reference at work since I've got it and it helps me a lot every day. I can't recommend this book enough. One of the best purchases you can make for your OOP library ! ...more
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I found about this book from a google search on design patterns. I liked the examples and images on the website and I was very happy when I found the book to share the same style.

It was an easy read because Alexander is able to make difficult topics like design patterns easy to understand by using everyday examples.

Dive Into Design Patterns is one of those books that never gets old and you constantly use as a reference.
Jeremy Sigrist
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a solid overview of object oriented design patterns, great for someone who wants and easy to read introduction. It presents a long list of patterns, providing motivation, examples, pros and cons, and comparisons with other patterns. I was able to read it pretty quickly to get the patterns in my head, and I think it will serve as a good reference next time I want to implement one of them.
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