Surprisingly it doesnt feel like reading.
Anyway if you are still curious about the book why don't you download the freeware pdf version and decide yourself if it is worth buying it?
Through a clear and systematic way, the author has explained how to smell and solve antipatterns in development using Java.
Bruce Tate tried to make learning Java more fun. He failed miserable. What is this? A novel? A sports book? Read morePublished on May 11, 2005 by Simon Russo
I'm mixed on this one. This books attempts to present refactoring in a way that inexperienced developers can understand. In that respect, I think the author delivers. Read morePublished on December 4, 2004 by Rosalba Scott
The author himself is one of the reviewers who gave this book 5 stars. That made me wonder if others who think highly of this book are somehow related to Mr. Tate. His friend? Read morePublished on January 3, 2004
This book is well written but I was expected something more advanced. If you have been a real J2EE developer for at least a year, you would probably have run across some if not... Read morePublished on November 26, 2003 by Michael A. Klem
good sections on the ejb and web tier with common anti-patterns illustrated. however most materials are introductory and i was hoping for more advanced techniques and advice to... Read morePublished on April 1, 2003 by Ah Pui
Not a bad book really ...
... if you never did (server side) programming. Or had some
other decent education including topics like caching,
modularisation,... Read more
Tate is trying to make a boring subject more fun.
You've seen that pattern before.
While not being the first one, he's definitely the first I've seen tying a story on bad... Read more
this is a really well written book, is a fun read, and offers a lot of bad programming examples. you'll enjoy it (really-you will).Published on October 17, 2002 by Tobi McFarland
Don't bother buying the hard copy of this book. The so-called
antipatterns in this book are too simple for anybody who has
at least some common senses in using... Read more