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Hi,
I am coming from Java background. I am looking for the best book to learn the Gangs of Four patterns and Design patterns. Let me know on the same.
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Karthik
 
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For a Java developer, the best "GoF clone" I've seen is definitely Applied Java Patterns.
 
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Here's another resource: Bruce Eckell's Thinking In Patterns. I can't say this is my favorite of his work, but I think he does all the GoF patterns in Java. Oh, and read it free online!
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In my opinion, design patterns are to be realized intuitively when we come across a scenario in software design.
The best book i came across was "Applying UML and Patterns by Craig Larman" I read it in the context of preparing for the IBM's UML exam. The book explains a single case study from start to finish and realizes the design patterns during the course of explanation. I found it to be very useful and much better than the standard (GoF book, which i have).
 
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In my humble opinion, the best way to learn patterns is in a study group. See http://www.industriallogic.com/papers/learning.html
 
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