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.
Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung: Elisabeth had mentioned that the authors have been thought for this issue seriously. But then, would there be a big difference with the book J2EE Core patterns.
Do you know of the GoF's book? Are there any diffrences with HFDP? If you talk of patterns, then I agree with you that both books cover the same patterns. But I'll disagree with you if you talk of presentation and style. Due to presentation someone may understand a particular pattern well and quicker with HFDP than with GoF's book. If everyone thought like the way you think then there would have been exactly one book per subject area. Fortunately thats's not the case. We need choice, don't you?
Yes, we are seriously considering it. And it's always a different perspective on the topic, although obviously there would be a lot of overlap with core J2EE patterns. Remember though, Head First books really are geared to *learning* while the core book is part reference book as well, and it makes for a very different feel to a book.