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Reading material for Design patterns

Debanjana Dasgupta
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Joined: Aug 11, 2000
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Is there a suggested reading for patterns.
How can I get a list of GOF Patterns.
I am reading Patterns in Java by Mark Grand-does it help?

Thanks<br /> <br />Debanjana<br /> <br />SCJP2<br />SCEA
Billy JK

Joined: Oct 02, 2002
Posts: 20
As stated in the certification requirements from Sun, the necessary patterns ( at least for part I ) are the ones from GoF. So the Gof book it's probably the best reading on the subject.
You can find at http://www.javaranch.com/scealinks.jsp different notes with brief descriptions of all the patterns from Gof. There's also a link to the James Cooper's book on design patterns.
I don't have any idea about the book you are reading, but you can find a review here :
Good luck,
[ November 22, 2002: Message edited by: Billy JK ]
Debanjana Dasgupta
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Thanks Billy
The review said it was good.
So may be I will finish it up and then take a look at Design patterns link you mentioned.
Harsh Deshpande

Joined: May 13, 2002
Posts: 16
Mark Grand's book is good. the volume 1 covers about 21 patterns from the GOF so that should be fine with you. Plus it has UML diagrams and Java code to explain tha patterns.
Rufus BugleWeed
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Joined: Feb 22, 2002
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I have the GOF book. I don't recommended it
unless you know C++ and OMT.
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