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Design Pattern Best Book

Praveen Chaudhary

Joined: Jul 09, 2009
Posts: 11
Hi All
Please suggest me one good book for Design Patterns
Thanks in advance.

Thanks & Regards
Praveen Chaudhary
Sumit Patil
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Joined: May 25, 2009
Posts: 296

Book By Kathy.....

Thanks & Regards, Sumeet
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Remko Strating
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Joined: Dec 28, 2006
Posts: 893
I have used Head First Design Patterns which is easy to read.

Now I'm reading Software Architecture Design Patterns in Java.

Remko (My website)
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Hong Anderson
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Joined: Jul 05, 2005
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In context of SCEA 5, the best books would be Design Patterns [GoF] and Core J2EE Patterns 2nd ed.

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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Head First Design Patterns is pretty awesome. Then get the J2EE Design Patterns book.

-Cameron McKenzie
Victor Maehira
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Joined: Mar 08, 2007
Posts: 37
Good night!
The "Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software " (gof) is mentioned in the objects of SCEA. However, I believe it is "heavy" as a first contact with Design Patterns. I wish I had started with "Head First Design Patterns".

Good luck!
Hong Anderson
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I don't recommend HFDF it's not detailed as Design Patterns [GoF] and it doesn't cover all design patterns [GoF].

If you'll read HFDF, I recommend that you should read Design Patterns [GoF] as well.
Vamsi Mohan
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Joined: Jun 20, 2009
Posts: 80
Yes, HeadFirst Design Patterns are good. GoF is more on C++ patterns

(SCJP5.0, IBM Rational Solution Designer, IBM Rational Architect, IBM RUP Designer)
Praveen Chaudhary

Joined: Jul 09, 2009
Posts: 11
Thanks All of you,I purchased Head first design pattern and it really worth of your advice.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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