Head First Design Patterns

Head First Design Patterns Author Elisabeth Freeman
ISBN-10 0596007124
ISBN-13 9780596007126
Year 2004-11-01
Pages 694
Language English
Publisher O’Reilly Media
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You re not alone At any given moment somewhere in the world someone struggles with the same software design problems you have You know you don t want to reinvent the wheel or worse a flat tire so you look to Design Patterns the lessons learned by those who ve faced the same problems With Design Patterns you get to take advantage of the best practices and experience of others so that you can spend your time on something else Something more challenging Something more complex Something more fun You want to learn about the patterns that matter why to use them when to use them how to use them and when NOT to use them But you don t just want to see how patterns look in a book you want to know how they look in the wild In their native environment In other words in real world applications You also want to learn how patterns are used in the Java API and how to exploit Java s built in pattern support in your own code You want to learn the real OO design principles and why everything your boss told you about inheritance might be wrong and what to do instead You want to learn how those principles will help the next time you re up a creek without a design pattern Most importantly you want to learn the secret language of Design Patterns so that you can hold your own with your co worker and impress cocktail party guests when he casually mentions his stunningly clever use of Command Facade Proxy and Factory in between sips of a martini You ll easily counter with your deep understanding of why Singleton isn t as simple as it sounds how the Factory is so often misunderstood or on the real relationship between Decorator Facade and Adapter With Head First Design Patterns you ll avoid the embarrassment of thinking Decorator is something from the Trading Spaces show Best of all in a way that won t put you to sleep We think your time is too important and too short to spend it struggling with academic texts If you ve read a Head First book you know what to expect a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works Using the latest research in neurobiology cognitive science and learning theory Head First Design Patterns will load patterns into your brain in a way that sticks In a way that lets you put them to work immediately In a way that makes you better at solving software design problems and better at speaking the language of patterns with others on your team

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