Eric Freeman is a computer scientist with a passion for media and software architectures and coauthor of Head First Design Patterns. He just wrapped up four years at a dream job-- directing internet broadband and wireless efforts at Disney--and is now back to writing, creating cool software, and hacking Java and Macs.Eric spent a lot of the '90s working on alternatives to the desktop metaphor with David Gelernter (and they're both still asking the question, "Why do I have to give a file a name?"). Based on this work, Eric landed a Ph.D. at Yale University in 1997. He also co-founded Mirror Worlds Technologies (now acquired) to create a commercial version of his thesis work, Lifestreams.
In a previous life, Eric built software for networks and supercomputers. You might know him from such books as JavaSpaces Principles Patterns and Practice. Eric has fond memories of implementing tuple-space systems on Thinking Machine CM-5s and creating some of the first internet information systems for NASA in the late 1980s.
When he's not writing text or code you'll find him spending more time tweaking than watching his home theater and trying to restore a circa 1980s Dragon's Lair video game. He also wouldn't mind moonlighting as an electronica DJ.
Write to him at eric at wickedlysmart dot com or visit him at http://www.ericfreeman.com .
Bert Bates is a 20-year software developer, a Java instructor, and a co-developer of Sun's upcoming EJB exam (Sun Certified Business Component Developer). His background features a long stint in artificial intelligence, with clients like the Weather Channel, A&E Network, Rockwell, and Timken.
Kathy Sierra has been interested in learning theory since her days as a game developer (Virgin, MGM, Amblin'). More recently, she's been a master trainer for Sun Microsystems, teaching Sun's Java instructors how to teach the latest technologies to customers, and a lead developer of several Sun certification exams. Along with her partner Bert Bates, Kathy created the Head First series. She's also the original founder of the Software Development/Jolt Productivity Award-winning javaranch.com, the largest (and friendliest) all-volunteer Java community.
A wonderful book to introduce and explain some of the key design patterns. The Java examples are well explained and clear. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Robert M Bender Jr
It's really good, but if you're not using java perhaps not as good as it could be.Published 12 days ago by julman
Its kinda strange to read at first but It helped a whole lot while I was first learning java.Published 12 days ago by Lawrence Brown
The good bit first...
If you don't know much about OODP, then you'll get something from this book. It's easy to read. Read more
Fairly informative for those with no database design skills. Very helpful in learning database theory.Published 1 month ago by elise cabori
Pedagogically the best OO design patterns book. Bravo Eric and Elisabeth Freeman! On the down side, I wish it had a summary reference to all the patterns.Published 1 month ago by Prof
Nice book, good for someone who start learning programming .Published 1 month ago by chai ming hiap