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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
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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 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.
I agree. Here's the link:
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