Head First Design Patterns
"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Dec 19, 2008 - Computers - 676 pages
What's so special about design patterns?
At any given moment, someone struggles with the same software design problems you have. And, chances are, someone else has already solved your problem. This edition of Head First Design Patterns--now updated for Java 8--shows you the tried-and-true, road-tested patterns used by developers to create functional, elegant, reusable, and flexible software. By the time you finish this book, you'll be able to take advantage of the best design practices and experiences of those who have fought the beast of software design and triumphed.
What's so special about this book?
We think your time is too valuable to spend struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Design Patterns uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tungsten_peerts - LibraryThing
I bounced off Head First Java and decided the informal, jokey, playful HF approach didn't work for me; however, I gave it a second chance and purchased this book -- and wow, am I glad! I have a work ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Murdocke23 - LibraryThing
Fun to read book (for coding anyway). Not one you can sit down and curl up with, but the subject is approached in a more friendly and easy-to-digest format. Sometimes, I'd just like a more ... Read full review
Intro to design patterns
The Observer Pattern
The Decorator Pattern
The Factory Pattern
The Singleton Pattern
The Command Pattern
The Adapter and Facade Patterns
The Template Method Pattern
The Iterator and Composite Patterns
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