hey amit -
I've read it a couple times, and now I'm participating in a design patterns group at work using this book as the text. I'll give the book a rating of 7. They do a good job of explaining the GOF patterns, but some of the examples seem really forced and use design patterns for the sake of using design patterns (but it is a design patterns book ya know
). Of course, following the HF philosphy, the examples are supposed to concern things that the audience is really interested in (ie Pizza, Coffee, Rubber Ducks :roll: ) . If you are new to patterns, this is the right book for you. If you are experienced with patterns, I'd stick with the GOF book.
one more question....for reading j2ee desing pattern book like HF
is it cumpulsary to know EJBs.. ?
what if i have all knowledge of jsp/servlets ..will that work for studing design patterns ?
You won't need to know any of that stuff for this book. Just Java.
My two cents. Hope it helps.
[ August 09, 2005: Message edited by: Mike Minner ]