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Eric Freeman recently ended nearly a decade as a media company executive, having held the position of CTO of Disney Online & Disney.com at The Walt Disney Company. Eric is now devoting his time to WickedlySmart.com and lives with his wife and young daughter in Austin, TX. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University.
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.
The core design principles and design patterns—everything you need to take your programming skills to the next level.
The same great visual explanations and brain-friendly learning style you’re used to from Head First, with exercises and challenges so the design patterns really sink in.
Updated code! The code for all the examples and exercises now compiles and runs with Java 8.
Excellent guide to design patterns.
Don't let the "head first" schtick (which I actually dig) fool you: This is a very thorough and readable guide to design... Read more
Awesome book, haven't made it very far, but what I've read so far is really useful. Explains the concepts in a way that make them stick.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Technical books should be technical not desperate attempts at being funny.Published 1 month ago by Louis Morda
This book is great for people who are not quite familiar with design patterns. I learned much from it these months.Published 2 months ago by Dawei Fan
I had hoped the material would be a little more advanced, but I think it's a great book for introducing someone to design patterns. Read morePublished 2 months ago by His Tomness
I bought this because o good friend recommended. I found it a bit presumptuous in that i assumed that I could immediately following what it was talking about from Page 1, but it... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Raj Uchhana