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Gamma et al design patterns...

 
padhu Vinirs
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I dont have this book. But I have read the "Patterns in Java" by Grand, and 'Core J2EE Patterns" by Deepak Alur...
Has anybody read the above two books and can you compare it to the Gamma et al book. I do know that the Gamma book is the bible. But the Grand book has basically taken the best patterns from the Gamma book.
Any suggestions.
Thanks
-- padhu
 
Siva Jagadeesan
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Gamma book is general book about Patterns in Software Engineering, but the other books you have mentioned are more specific to Java and J2EE designs.
Gamma book covers almost all the patterns, which are modified little bit ( for instance the "name" ) and used in the other books.
 
Rufus BugleWeed
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I have Grand and GOF patterns books.
Some people think the GOF book is the greatest.
But the modeling is in OMT and c++. Grand has
improved the advice on some of the patterns and
he uses java.
I wouldn't think you need GOF for the test.
HTH
 
Sanjay Raghavan
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You may not need it for the test, but GoF is clearly the bible. The contents are just mind blowing. Each time I read something I understand something new abt them. Yes, you will have to deal with the minor issue of OMT and Smalltalk.
 
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