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Please suggest a book on Design Patterns

 
Niranjan Deshpande
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Hi all,

I am on the verge of finishing the first reading of HFSJ.
The chpter on design patterns is covered well, but it hasnt satisfied
me. Please suggest me a book where in i can read at length, with
proper explanatory diagrams, stuff on design patterns

I just saw three books at my company's library - the authors are -
1)Grand
2)Crawford
3) Carnell

These are three different books. Does Hanumant Deshpmukh explain Design Paterns well. I also have David BridgeWater book.

Thanks in advance,
 
David Bates
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You can read the Blueprints. It covers everything you should need for the exam.

If you want to read about patterns in general, you've got lots of options. Not all/any of the SCWCD design patterns will be covered in these books, but they'll give you a solid understanding of patterns and the principles behind them.

The classic book on design patterns is the Gang of Four. The only issue with this book is that the examples are in C++ (with a bit of Smalltalk).

Personally, I like Design Patterns Java Workbook.

...and of course you could read the excellent Heads First Design Pattners book :-D (Do I get a referrer fee, Bert? ;-))
 
Shivani Chandna
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Niranjan,
2 sources:
1. Hanumant Deshmukh
2. Core j2ee patterns site http://www.corej2eepatterns.com/

These 2 are adequate for the exam. Need not study anything more than these.

Regards,
Shivani
 
Edisandro Bessa
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Hi Niranjan,

If you are looking for J2EE design patterns, This is THE book : Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies, Second Edition

Just to convince you, I also recommend you to take a look at Amazon's customer reviews and JavaRanch's book reviews regarding this book.

I own this book and I personally found it very good.

Just if you want to be a Design Patterns Expert, I also recommend you to put on your bookshelf the Head First Design Patterns book.

This book has nothing whatsoever to do with the previous book I recommend above. This book is fully based on GOF and explains in details 16 core patterns such as Command, Facade, Proxy, Factory, Decorator, Adapter and More.

For reviews about this book please check the JavaRanch's review and my own review.

Hope that helps.

Best Regards,
Edisandro Bessa.
 
Niranjan Deshpande
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Thanks a lot Edisandro.

I think the Head First Design Patterns Book will be perfect for me.
I will look out for it in my company's library, hope it available

I read your review about the book.
I also read the sample pdf chapter on Decorator Pattern.
The exam doesnt expect so much details about the design patterns, but its always better to have a book at hand to refer to for more clarification.

Thanks again.
 
Niranjan Deshpande
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Thanks a lot Edisandro.

I think the Head First Design Patterns Book will be perfect for me.
I will look out for it in my company's library, hope it available

I read your review about the book.
I also read the sample pdf chapter on Decorator Pattern.
The exam doesnt expect so much details about the design patterns, but its always better to have a book at hand to refer to for more clarification.

Thanks again.
 
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