finally...finished reading this one.
its quite good to read it, though sometimes I do not really get it, can take as tool to sharpen ur minds in design or programming in java...
worth a look and thinking in patterns.
So, you got your ideas about Java and basic OO programming fixed and want to go deeper? This is the perfect book to help you in your quest. It's an easy to read but still very technical and precise tutorial on design patterns and OO design strategies. It finally demistifies a central part of OO programming that was considered hard and very advanced just because there were no well done and accessible text describing it. And plus, you will get all this in a lively, varied, funny and attention-catching exposition. Superficially it appears just a book made by "unconventiional" authors who like to personalize their work, but behind it are important ideas about what makes learning, studying and paying attention hard and painful or easy and fun.
If you read the preface and pay attention to how the book is organized you will also get a lesson in learning theory and on how to make your teaching more effective and interesting and your study hours more rewarding. So it is a very useful book both for the student and the teacher.
We need a translation in italian SOON! ;)
My only perplexity is this: Kathy I know your ideas about reviving the stagnant tech book market by making books more fun and passionating, but what's with the hot chick on the cover? OK, I agree it is way more interesting than the standard O'Reilly animals.. but still...that's exploiting hormons, not being interesting ;)
Anyhow.. number ONE book on design patterns, sorry GOF
This is a beginner-friendly book for design patterns. The authors used daily-life problems to explain vividly, accompanied with figures and drawings, some of the basic patterns. The writing style and organization allows readers to quickly grasp the essentials of those patterns. On the other hand, the authors also introduced object-oriented design principals in appropriate occasions.
If you are looking an introductory book for design patterns, this should be the one for you....Continua
Great book. Accessible and deep at the same time. Very good explanations for each of the most important design patterns.
The Head First series books have a unique and distinct style, with the use of many pictures and comics, q&a, exercises, and so on...
Recommended, especially for medium level developer willing to improve their object-oriented design or to categorize and give a name to programming patterns they probably already used unconsciously.
This is a good book for people are new to learn about design pattern. With interesting charts & materials, you won't be boring reading this book.
For those experts and knowledge-readers, however, this book may be too easy for you. Nevertheless, you can still find important concepts & useful comments in this book....Continua