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Implementation Patterns book

Ken Boyd
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Joined: Dec 10, 2003
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Hello Kent,
Welcome to Javarach. I have used Head First Pattern book with some success (Adaptive and MVC to name few) But they give very simple examples for all patterns, which is not enough in some cases. Does your book cover more Java base real examples (please not icecream factory example)
Even without examples how effective will be your book in explaining patterns? I know everyone has to modify pattern according to individual needs but pointer will be of great help.

Thank you


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Kent Beck
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
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Dear Ken,

Examples can be very helpful to understanding, especially when you are describing something abstract like a pattern. The examples in Implementation Patterns are a mixture of real code and invented code. There isn't a single running example, which is too bad but I couldn't find a single example that would illustrate all the points I wanted to make without also carrying an overwhelming amount of detail.

Best regards,

Kent Beck
Three Rivers Institute


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Ken Boyd
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Thanks Kent for your reply. I will check out your book as Amazon.com has excellent reviews.
 
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