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Bryan Noll

Joined: Feb 06, 2004
Posts: 26 that I've passed the SCJP, I'm looking forward to moving on to something a little more intersting. I'm planning on going down the EJB route and starting with the Headfirst book by KS & BB. Can anyone suggest a good Design Patterns book for someone who hasn't read much about Design Patterns that I could use to supplement what I'm going to be reading in "Headfirst EJB's."?
Thanks in advance and please let me know if you think I'd get a better response to this question in a different forum.
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
I usually recommend Applied Java Patterns or Design Patterns Explained. The absolute classic in design patterns is the "Gang of Four" book, Design Patterns, but it's not too easy to approach (and the examples are not in Java, which might be a show-stopper for many Java programmers)

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I agree. Here's the link:
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