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I missed out on patterns at Uni, they were just starting to take off in a big way in the land of OO and so we wasted our time learning about formal specification languages and the like.

Anyway, I came across a great book that explains design patterns and WHY they are can be useful. I always found pattern books do a great (if dull) job of explaining the pattern, but struggle explaining just why you should use them. But this book - Head First Design Patterns, is LOADS better. It gives really simple readable examples of why you should use certain patterns, as well as why you should sometimes avoid using them... and its actually a decent read - which you can't say about many software development books :)
Check it out...

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 2:55 PM | Back to top

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I think you just like the girl on the front.
Left by Scott Miller on Jan 25, 2006 3:49 PM

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I was waiting for someone to make that comment! :)

Left by MattRoberts on Feb 03, 2006 11:18 AM

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