Looking back to my original post What is the HF OO book about? half-way through the new HFOOA&D book and its talking exactly about the stuff I wanted to read.
When building systems, too often I'm wondering to myself � are there better ways to do this? Is this really the way everybody else approaches software projects? After reading the book luckily for me it is! (its nice to have that re-assurance � look out here comes my large head!)
The book covers the S/W development process well - good real world examples (I'm sure I saw that dog door on QVC...). If you've been building applications for a while now - but need to tidy up or learn completely new ways! for your approach to building systems this is the book for you. It isn't teaching "traditional formal design" a new RUP or PRINCE process, in fact you probably do most of things the book talks about already! But it does suggest nice easy to follow steps that could (should?) be followed for all projects big or small.