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Design Patterns ebook

Avinash More

Joined: May 16, 2009
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Which is the best book for learning java design patterns ?
Victor Sosa

Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 20

Hi Avinash

I'd like to recommend you HeadFirst Design Patterns, although I wouldn't say this is the "best" book for it. Personally I find this really helpful, give it a try. And yes, the samples are in Java

Happy Reading.

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Tim Holloway
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One "gotcha" for Java is that there are actually 2 types of design patterns. Standard design patterns and J(2)EE design patterns.

An enterprise Java app may include standard design patterns in it, but there's also a set of design patterns that are unique to JEE. This set has changed somewhat over the years (for example, the DTO construct is pretty much obsolete now, thanks to JPA), but Sun was doing a pretty good job of keeping an up-to-date reference on their website.

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