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Studying the Gof Book

 
Jehan Jaleel
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I know we probably have to read the entire GoF book on Desin Patterns for the exam. But is it neccessary to study the code examples also? They are mostly in C++ and it has been a while since I touched that langauge?
Anyone here pass the exam without that book? If so what did you use as a substitue?
Jehan
 
zack ma
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Gof book is good,indeed.
I read it 3 times. I could not understand the concept in it when i first read it 5 years ago.
If I had time, would read it again.
Don't ignore the code examples, they are classic.
 
Rattan Mann
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Now we have 4-5 books on design patterns which use java. One good example is 'Design Patterns
Java Workbook' by Metsker.
If you are uncomfortable with C++, use one of these.
Rattan
 
Rufus BugleWeed
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I have the GoF book. But I did not use it very much for the exam. Typically people who report there scores on the exam do well on patterns. Some of the patterns answers will come from use of Java on real projects.
The GoF book is in C++ and OMT. Mark Grand's book is in Java and UML.
All you may need is the material in Sun's SCEA study guide. You may not need that much.
Of course, knowledge of patterns is valuable in other areas than the test. J2EE seems to have its own patterns too.
 
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