Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Pearson Education, 1995 - 395 pages
Capturing a wealth of experience about the design of object-oriented software, four top-notch designers present a catalog of simple and succinct solutions to commonly occurring design problems. Previously undocumented, these 23 patterns allow designers to create more flexible, elegant, and ultimately reusable designs without having to rediscover the design solutions themselves.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - James.Igoe - LibraryThing
Depending on on how you think of programming, this book could be incredibly insightful, or horribly abstract and impractical. Since I prefer and tend to think in patterns and abstractions, I found ... Read full review
One of the most overrated titles in technical literature.
I felt this was a waste of money for me. The examples used in most cases are the most contrived and superficial. You will actually learn patterns more easily and thoruoghly on wikipedia. Not worth the money.