This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
There are very few actual code snippets and IMO they are very readable even to somebody who has limited knowledge of Java. If there's something you need help understanding, you can always post the code here--there's always somebody willing to translate to "layman's" terms .