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Books for Design Patterns

 
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Hi! I am a web developer. I am new to design patterns in web applications. And design patterns is a part of SCEA so I thought this would be best place to ask this.

Which are the best books from which I can learn design patterns that will be beneficial for me in my development work. I saw someone mention some good design pattern books in results section but I can't find that thread now. So please suggest me one or two good books which are the best.

Thanks
 
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The famous Gang of Four book is still the best book to learn about design patterns.
 
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In addition to GoF I'd recommend

Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition)
Core Security Patterns: Best Practices and Strategies for J2EE(TM), Web Services, and Identity Management
 
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Head First Design Pattern will help you too.
 
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Thanks for the info.

What about this book??

Wrox J2EE Design Patterns applied
Real World Development with Pattern Framework...

Is this one also good???
 
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I recommend Design Patterns [GoF], and Core J2EE design patterns 2nd edition.
 
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@Kengkaj is that the same book that Jonathan mentioned???
 
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Originally posted by Ankit Garg:
@Kengkaj is that the same book that Jonathan mentioned???



Yes, those 2 books are recommended by Sun as well (on a resources page in SCEA 5 Beta time).

Head First Design Patterns is pretty good, but it doesn't cover all GoF design patterns, just about half of them.

Design patterns [GoF] is very detailed, and it's the original, I strongly recommend it.
[ November 10, 2008: Message edited by: Kengkaj Sathianpantarit ]
 
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'Design Patterns Explained, A New Perspective on Object Oriented Design' is also a great companion text to the GoF.
 
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HF Design Patterns and Core J2EE Patterns (2ed).

Both are very useful books (at least based on exam coverage).
 
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I have Core J2EE Patterns book 1st edition and I want to prepare for SCEA, do I need to buy the second edition, what are the major differences?
 
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Jonathan Aotearoa wrote:'Design Patterns Explained, A New Perspective on Object Oriented Design' is also a great companion text to the GoF.


I agree, I also would like to mention this gem of a book for GoF, short and precise and its also published under Creative Commons.
I think its an excellent heads on no fuss, but still educational.
http://www.dzone.com/links/gof_design_patterns_with_examples_using_java_and.html

/Blake the Jake
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