I have enjoyed (!) reading Design Pattern Explained. I think I have posted this somewhere, but here are links on sample chapters: A. Shalloway Design Pattern Explained sample chapters. Dirk, get some sleep before clicking on the link Some articles in Mark Grand's serie are also available here. W. [ September 27, 2002: Message edited by: Wilfried LAURENT ]
I recommend Java Design Patterns Work Book (Metsker). I think it is far better than Design Patterns Explained. Java Design Patterns Work Book explains 23 patterns in detail and with diagrams and complete code.
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Dirk, get some sleep before clicking on the link What? How did you know? Have I been revealing too much about my personal habits? I actually spent last night reading a different book (Extreme Programming Explained). A better study of design patterns is for sometime in the not too distant future. OK. Sorry for the distraction. I was goaded into it. As things were...