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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to design patterns
I previously reviewed the first edition of this book and found it very good, and this second edition is even better. There are a couple of additional chapters now, including an easy to follow worked application that shows how to combine some of the more common patterns which nicely supplements the individual pattern chapters.

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- Covers all 23 GoF...
Published 21 months ago by Jack The Sausage

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The good thing I could say about this book is that it provides UML and code example for every pattern. What is missing from my point of view is the reasoning behind each pattern. What design problem it should solve and why this specific solution was chosen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to design patterns, 24 Mar 2013
I previously reviewed the first edition of this book and found it very good, and this second edition is even better. There are a couple of additional chapters now, including an easy to follow worked application that shows how to combine some of the more common patterns which nicely supplements the individual pattern chapters.

PROS
- Covers all 23 GoF patterns (not all books do this).
- Very simple and clear examples.
- Examples follow a common theme.
- Covers MVC and other useful patterns beyond GoF.
- Only assumes basic knowledge of Java.
- Useful appendix showing a "pattern on a page" for quick reference once you become familiar.
- The best patterns book for beginners that I have seen, and also useful for non-beginners.

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- No one book on the subject can provide all the information you will ever need, so other resources/books may also be beneficial in learning different ways of applying patterns.
- Some minor typographical errors, although there is an errata page on the publisher's website.

Overall, I highly recommend this book. It is clearly and concisely written and covers a subject that all Java programmers should know and have on their bookshelf. There is also a C# version of the book by the same author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book with a lots of examples, 30 Sep 2013
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Excellent book with a lots of a real world examples. I throughly enjoyed it and using it all the time.
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The good thing I could say about this book is that it provides UML and code example for every pattern. What is missing from my point of view is the reasoning behind each pattern. What design problem it should solve and why this specific solution was chosen.
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