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Headfirst Design Patterns

 
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Hi All

Is Headfirst design Patterns by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates out.

If any one has any info on the same do update this thread


Bye
manish
 
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Yes, I saw it on Amazon
 
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Manish -

It should be available in the next week or so!

- Bert
 
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Hi Bert

Thanks a lot for the update.

Just getting a bit inquisitive here
Whats the next book in line from you & Kathy in HeadFirst series after HeadFirst Design Patterns

It would be really wonderful to know.


Thanks
Manish
 
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Originally posted by manish ahuja:
Whats the next book in line from you & Kathy in HeadFirst series after HeadFirst Design Patterns



I think the next one will be HeadFirst MovieMaking...
 
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I am really looking forward to the Head First Design Patterns. I have several design pattern books, but all of them are extremely dry. It will be great to look at this subject with the Head First <span style='font-style: italic;'>style</span>.
 
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I wish there would be java examples to explain the patterns .
A subject like patterns should be treated in a way, the readers would
be able to comprehend, assimilate and apply in real business.
If the examples are based on business scenario it would be better .
Most of the books keep their examples based on Circle, Shape, etc.
If one book after another say about the similar kind of examples,
it is no good. The experience of the author in solving real life examples
should be used in the book.
 
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Originally posted by Sunder Ganapathy:
Most of the books keep their examples based on Circle, Shape, etc.
If one book after another say about the similar kind of examples,
it is no good. The experience of the author in solving real life examples
should be used in the book.



I believe HF Design patterns uses other examples, rather than Circle and Shape... Being a big HF series fan, I can assure that the book will have a lot of fun stuff and creative ideas on patterns... I am also looking forward to buy that book soon....

Just my 2 cents....
 
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The main authors, Eric and Beth Freeman, have put in some amazing examples that are both practical and interesting, and they managed to make them fairly complex while still easy to understand, because they build throughout the entire chapter.

I love their examples--they are better than anything I've been able to come up with, and they did it in every chapter. They said they spent 50% of the time developing the book *just* coming up with the examples, then the other 50% actually creating the pages of the book.

Anyway, I think you'll enjoy the examples. Definitely not circles and triangles. Even the very first chapter is an example of a simulation that uses the Strategy pattern...

But thanks for asking

We just heard that the book has been printed and is in the process of being shipped around the US right now. Apparently the printed book was in the OOPSLA store, although it was shipped specially from the printer to the conference. So, that means it should be shipping from Amazon and appearing in stores in the US within a few days. Eric and Beth got a copy, but we haven't seen one yet.

cheers,
Kathy
 
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Hi Ko Ko and Sunder,

As Kathy said, we tried very hard to come up with fun examples and to stay away from Circle and Shape. A little preview: we have a gumball machine, some pizza factories, a chocolate factory, and lots of ducks. Hopefully that will keep you interested

We wanted to keep our examples both fun and not so complicated that you couldn't get the idea, but more involved than circles and shapes so you understand the patterns. I definitely look forward to getting feedback from you on the examples.

Elisabeth
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thank you.
eagerly wating for the books.
i have order from amazon.com on 1st October, cost me one month.

hope, next week,it will be avaiable, come to my hand be Noverbem 9th, coz that day i will go to stockhom, i wanna read it on the journey.

thank you agian, all the authors.

i am the fan of Head First Serials.....
 
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Hi,

The book is available from the publisher, O'Reilly & Associates now. The downside is that it is full price there. Last go 'round, with the HF JSP & Servlets, O'Reilly had it first, then my quasi-local brick-and-mortar bookstore had it a few days later; and, finally, amazon had it a few days after that.

Looking forward to it though I have little knowledge of design patterns at all...

Barbara
P.S. Maybe the biker couple could be on the HF Statistics book ?
 
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Amazon says 3 to 5 weeks... do I need to wait, or should I start looking in bookstores?

Anyone have a copy?
 
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We got our copy yesterday - from the publisher - but it DOES exist, and Amazon should be shipping soon - no way it'll take weeks
 
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How long till it reaches my local bookstore? Should I go check? I live in the United States (Virginia).

This is the most anticipated book for me ever.... This is a topic I really need to improve on, and even though I do not do EJB work, I did enjoy reading your wonderful HF EBJ book!
 
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Hello all,
Amazon is shipping but claims 3-5 weeks . I would tend not to believe that. B&N and some other online sellers are shipping in 24 hours, so I'm guessing Amazon will also even though it doesn't say so.

I'm not sure when it will show up in stores - let us know when you have a HFDP sighting in stores!

Thanks, Elisabeth
 
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I'll mention again that if someone really needs it fast, it can be ordered from o'reilly & associates (the publisher). For some reason no one ever does that but it's one way to have it now. I'm going to wait as I'm a Java beginner who can grow into design patterns a little later....
 
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Any updates on the availability of this book ??? :roll: :roll:
 
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Hi Elisabeth.
I just received my copy from amazon in Canada last night.
Although the site did say 3 to 5 weeks and an expected delivery date of Dec 18th, I was elated when I found it at my front door


Have not seen it in any stores here yet.

Regards,
Angelo
 
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Bought it last night at Barnes and Noble in Northern Virginia


Wonderful book. Read the first chapter, and didn't even realize I was learning a design pattern!
 
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I thought the appendex was way too underdeveloped. I would expect at least 4 pages per pattern, not 2.
 
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"Head First - Design Patterns" is WONDERFUL, i cannot put it down, it's really what i've been looking for!

Will we ever see "Head First - J2EE Design Patterns" (please, please )??

Thanks Eric, Elisabeth, Kathy, Bert and whoelse contributed to this great book.
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Caution: Shameless plug ahead!

If you likethe book, tell Amazon...

If you don't like it, tell us!

Thanks!

- Bert
 
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OK
 
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Any body in India, Got this book so far ??? :roll:
 
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