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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
You know you don't want to reinvent the wheel (or worse, a flat tire), so you look to design patterns – the lessons learned by those who've faced the same software design problems. With design patterns, you get to taken advantage of the best practices and experience of others, so that you can spend your time on... something else. Something more challenging. Something more complex. Something more fun. You want to learn:
  • The patterns that matter
  • When to use them, and why
  • How to apply them to your own designs, right now
  • When not to use them (how to avoid pattern fever)
  • OO design principles on which patterns are based

Most importantly, you want to learn design patterns in a way that won't put you to sleep. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect – a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, Head First Design Patterns will load patterns into your brain in a way that sticks. In a way that makes you better at solving software design problems, and better at speaking the language of patterns with others on your team.

About The Author
Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Freeman are authors, educators, and technology innovators. After four years leading digital media and Internet efforts at the Walt Disney Company, they're applying some of that pixie dust to their own media, including this book. Eric and Elisabeth both hold computer science degree from Yale University: Elisabeth holds an M.S. Degree and Eric a Ph.D.

Kathy Sierra (founder of javaranch.com) and Bert Bates are the creators of the best-selling Head First series and developers of sum Microsystems Java developer certification exams.

Table Of Contents
Summary
    • Intro
    • Welcome to Design Patterns: an introduction
    • Keeping your Objective in the know: the Observer Pattern
    • Decorating Objects: the Decorator Pattern
    • Baking with OO goodness: the Factory Pattern
    • One of Kind Objects: the Singleton Pattern
    • Encapsulating Invocation: the Command Pattern
    • Being Adaptive: the Adapter and Facade Patterns
    • Encapsulating Algorithms: the Template Method Pattern
    • Well-managed Collections: the Iterator and Composite Patterns
    • The State of Things: the State Patterns
    • Controlling Object Access: the Proxy Pattern
    • Patterns of Patterns: Compound Patterns
    • Patterns in the Real World: Better Living with Patterns
    • Appendix: Leftover Patterns
The Real Thing
    • Who is this book for?
    • We know what your brain is thinking
    • Metacognition
    • Bend your brain into submission
    • Technical reviewers
    • Acknowledgements
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Specifications
Book Details
Publication Year
  • 2004
Contributors
Author
  • Elisabeth Freeman, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra, Eric Freeman
Dimensions
Weight
  • 1075 g
Ratings & Reviews
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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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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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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

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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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