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UML diagrams of Design Patterns

 
E. Messing
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Hi all
Can you please tell me where i can find EXPLAINED UML diagrams of design patterns? Most books just have the diagram and not explain it too good...
This is in order to learn it, so I can identify a pattern that�s related to the diagram. As I understood - there are some question asking you to identify.
Has anyone actually seen such questions in Part 1? If so, how many questions like this do you get in the exam?
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E. Messing
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anyone ?
 
Helen Thomas
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I would recommend these books to begin with. Others may have a different list.
1: GoF
2: Applied JAVA Patterns Stephen Stelting , Olav Maassen
3: Refactoring Martin Fowler

For the SCEA additional books may be required especially for EJB,Web Services etc.
 
E. Messing
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Thanks, GOF i know, but I will take a look at the others.
 
Helen Thomas
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J2EE Web Services by Richard Monson-Haefel
isn't a patterns book but has been highly recommended by Kyle Brown in the Book Review forum.
Books recommended by Martin Fowler has excellent reviews. A must for any budding architect, IMHO even if they are not explicit reference books for the SCEA.
[ February 08, 2004: Message edited by: Helen Thomas ]
 
Nishant Anshul
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Messing, study guide by allen bambara is not much recommended book. But it does contain good java examples of design patterns. Alas, corresponding UMLs are not neat but worth having a look.
 
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Hi Nishant Anshul
I have the SCEA study guide by Bambara. This is exactly the one that I didn't understand. It just gives you the UML diagram of the design pattern, without any explanation on it.. I.E : "Here we can see the N interface that is used to.. and the A class is implementing it to form a ... " Text explanation of the diagram. Most I understand - but some seems to sophisticated implementation of the pattern, and I cant understand why.
 
Bharat Ruparel
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Hello Messing,
I found "Design Patterns Java Workbook" by Steven John Metsker very helpful in understanding the GOF patterns, then Bamabara's text actually becomes quite helpful. The URL on Amazon is as follows:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201743973/qid=1076422314/sr=1-10/ref=sr_1_10/002-4735136-8272832?v=glance&s=books
Regards.
Bharat
 
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What would be the differences between Mark Cade's book and Bambera's ?
Thanks.
 
Bharat Ruparel
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Cade's book provides summaries of the patterns along with the UML diagrams, whereas Bamabara's text adds short code examples and compares it to existing J2SE and J2EE patterns.
Bharat
 
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