I've already gone thru HFDP's book. Now I'm going thru GOF book, it seems this book really is explaining patterns in detail and length and also to the point. Only problem I do see now is, the book is mentioning C++ code example, do you know of any site which provides the same code examples but in Java language?
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:The concepts are the same. The exam isn't asking code level questions.
Agreed. So far I've crammed all the names of design patterns. To understand really what's the purpose/intent of design pattern, I'm going thru the examples and diagrams.
I'm unable to understand or the intents of DP's they don't really make sense to me unless I run thru the code.
Intent Defines an instance for creating an object but letting subclasses decide which class to instantiate
Refers to the newly created object through a common interface
If you look above intent, this is pretty general statement, and it almost applies to all design patterns since almost all use abstract implementation.
In short I do see going thru diagrams only make me really understand the pattern otherwise it's all cramming business.
May you can put your insight forward, which I can use as a way to get the DP's in to my brain.