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Head First Design Patterns 1 Edition (English, Paperback, Elisabeth Freeman, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra, Eric Freeman)

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Head First Design Patterns 1 Edition  (English, Paperback, Elisabeth Freeman, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra, Eric Freeman)

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Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: O' Reilly
  • ISBN: 9788173664663, 8173664668
  • Edition: 1, 2004
  • Pages: 688
Description

Head First Design Patterns teaches object oriented design and techniques, using Java.


Summary Of The Book


This is one of the Head First series books that teaches concepts in an easy and interactive manner, with lots of visuals. Head First Design Patterns, as the name suggests, deals with software design patterns. These design patterns can be considered as templates that can be used as a base to develop new code.


According to the authors, it is not necessary to reinvent the wheel when it already exists. Just use it and concentrate on building other things instead. So, this book shows how software design can be made easier by taking advantage of the patterns already out there in the digital universe. Studying some of the best design techniques can really cut down on the development time of new software.


Head First Design Patterns starts with a farcical project - building a duck simulation program. This section is told from the viewpoint of the programmer, Joe, who has to build a virtual duck, with all its appearances and behavior. Using this object model, he has to populate the virtual duck pond.


Using this base, the authors get across concepts like designing and implementing behavior, and encapsulation. In a similar vein, the book progresses, with each chapter taking up a different kind of project to get across different design concepts, and each chapter discussing design patterns that can be used.


Interspersed with the design discussion are many Java techniques, which are also clearly explained in relation to the concept being discussed.
Head First Design Patterns is written in a light style using puzzles, jokes, and visuals to highlight the points being taught.


Head First Design Patterns covers object-oriented concepts, design patterns, and relevant Java features so that at the end of the book, the reader gets a good practical understanding of the subject.


About The Authors


Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates have worked with Sun Microsystems and developed the Java certification programs. Kathy Sierra started JavaRanch.com, a large Java user community. Bert Bates is also involved in that website as a subject matter expert. Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates created the Head First series and wrote a series of books on Java.


Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Freeman have several years experience in the software industry. They work as coaches, consultants, and technology experts. They are also authors who have written other books in the Head First series.


Some of the other books by these authors include Head First HTML With CSS & XHTML, Head First HTML5 Programming: Building Web Apps with JavaScript, Head First Java, Head First Servlets And JSP, and SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide (Exam 310-065) (with CD-ROM).

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Publication Year
  • 2004
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  • Elisabeth Freeman, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra, Eric Freeman
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  • 1075 g
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4

Very Descriptive book but bad print quality

I had ordered this book since I liked this book after reading the same from my company Library. Unfortunately its print quality is bad when compared to the edition I have here in my company library (July 2007 for sale in Indian Subcontinent etc).
The edition that I have is the same version(October 2011 Edition Reprint for sale in Indian Subcontinent) but the latest reprint.
Unfortunately this reprint is pretty bad compared to the 2007.
Both are grayscale printing but somehow the one I got is ...
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Rateep Jose

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Dec, 2011

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Good book for OO experienced people

If this book needs to be cashed in fully, one should:
(i)Have the skill to represent OO models using UML
(ii)Have good working knowledge of an OO language (Java, C etc)
(iii)Have insights to inheritance, aggregation, composition and general polymorphic behaviour
(iv)Have prior experience in confronting applications that need deep/incisive code changes for small changes in fuctionality.

In spite of the casual approach to presenting the essence of the patterns, this book is not for be...
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Sayan Mukherjee

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Jan, 2012

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Best Designing Pattern Book

Excellent explanation of Design Patterns. Examples are well described and most important, the HUMOR which made this book very interesting to read.
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Raman Sahasi

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Best book for design patterns

Head first series adopts cutting edge research on learning theory into their books. This makes the subject really interesting and it's unique approach helps digest difficult concepts one at a time. Design patterns is a difficult subject to grasp especially for someone new to OOPS. This book has tried its best to explain the concepts in a simplified manner without sacrificing quality. This is THE BOOK for the design patterns. Buy it, Read it and Enjoy it
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Senthil Ganesh

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Good book

The approach used by the book to describe design patterns is very good easy to understand.
I had the Gang Of Four book, but i had to read it twice or thrice to get a concept.
For beginners, i would recommend Head first. Once you have the head first concepts down, then GoF.
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Namita Deswal

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Best book for those who start to learn design pattern

If you know Java and want to learn design patterns this book will be a great start...

It will certainly help you master design patterns with good insight!!!

I really love this book!!!
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sheebu Paremal

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Awesome narration

I am always on a lookout for something very lucid. When it came to learning design patterns, I think I did the best thing by ordering a copy of this book. I have loved this book because when I read it, I feel I am reading a comics. I can relate the content in the book with my daily work. I must say that I have improved as a coder/developer after reading this book.
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Rakesh Roy

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Dec, 2013

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An absolute book for any Developer

Hi, i was looking out for this book, i was not able to find in nearby book store , but it was available in flipkart. i ordered and book was delivered in 2nd day it self i was pretty much surprise.
In future if i need any book will order from flipkart.
It is one of the best book on design pattern. Through this book one can understand basic principles of OOPS.
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Manish Jha

Aug, 2013

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Awesome book

Knowledge is good when you can use it. Learning all the technicalities and terms and ending up using known is of no use.

This book is an excellent example of how best concepts and knowledge can be shared. This is the first time I read a book with such different and brilliant style.

Key to designing is visualizing things in real life. And this is what this book best achieves.

100% recommendation for all people who want to explore the world of Design Patterns and actually use them in their ...
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Nikunj Singh

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Jun, 2013

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Good book

Good book. It's ultimate aim is to make sure the readers get the idea. The examples selected by the authors are really intuitive and interesting. But like any other craft, it takes efforts from the reader in the form of practice by programming whatever was learnt to get the maximum out of it.
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Muthu Chithambara Jothi

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