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I am looking for
1) a patterns catalog for general java programming Is the the Gang of 4's catalog still the best
2) something about debugging and testing (java)
 
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Stephen Black wrote:I am looking for
1) a patterns catalog for general java programming Is the the Gang of 4's catalog still the best
2) something about debugging and testing (java)



The Gang of Four patterns book covers the traditional common patterns (the code is written in C/C++). In you want a more java centric then I suggest you check out Software Architecture Design Patterns in Java by Partha Kuchana and for J2EE patterns the bible is Core J2EE Patterns 2e by Deepak Allur, John Crupi and Dan Malks
 
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For testing I would recommend Effective Unit Testing and for debugging Debug It (it isn't Java centric though).
 
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