The practice of enterprise application development has benefited from the emergence of many new enabling technologies. Multi-tiered object-oriented platforms, such as Java and .NET, have become commonplace. These new tools and technologies are capable of building powerful applications, but they are not easily implemented. Common failures in enterprise applications often occur because their developers do not understand the architectural lessons that experienced object developers have learned.
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture is written in direct response to the stiff challenges that face enterprise application developers. The author, noted object-oriented designer Martin Fowler, noticed that despite changes in technology--from Smalltalk to CORBA to Java to .NET--the same basic design ideas can be adapted and applied to solve common problems. With the help of an expert group of contributors, Martin distills over forty recurring solutions into patterns. The result is an indispensable handbook of solutions that are applicable to any enterprise application platform.
This book is actually two books in one. The first section is a short tutorial on developing enterprise applications, which you can read from start to finish to understand the scope of the book's lessons. The next section, the bulk of the book, is a detailed reference to the patterns themselves. Each pattern provides usage and implementation information, as well as detailed code examples in Java or C#. The entire book is also richly illustrated with UML diagrams to further explain the concepts.
Armed with this book, you will have the knowledge necessary to make important architectural decisions about building an enterprise application and the proven patterns for use when building them.
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Martin Fowler is an independent consultant who has applied objects to pressing business problems for more than a decade. He has consulted on systems in fields such as health care, financial trading, and corporate finance. His clients include Chrysler, Citibank, UK National Health Service, Andersen Consulting, and Netscape Communications. In addition, Fowler is a regular speaker on objects, the Unified Modeling Language, and patterns.
A must read book. This book explains all the key enterprise patterns and can be used as an index. Highly recommended.Published 2 months ago by Mainak Goswami
The book has too many cyclic dependencies, if One has to understand one chapter, he sound understand another chapter. Could have organized the content better!Published 3 months ago by karthik
It is a great reference resource. A must have for a serious developer. This is a must have for every architect.Published 7 months ago by N. Murali Mohan
There is no doubt that Martin Fowler has a significant writing style. On the other hand we must remember that the book has been written in the year 2002 or earlier. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ashraghi
This book is the exact same that the bookstore had for my class however it was way cheaper than getting it through the bookstore.Published 12 months ago by Joe
A must read for all the professional working in enterprise java related technologies.
This has got lot of references. it covers most of the patterns.
What can possibly a rather young kid such as myself learn from 11 years book /as of 2013/ on architecture of enterprise applications? Well as it turns out, a lot. Read morePublished 16 months ago by vrto
Cover is hard and protective, pages are floppy and easily turned, doesn't require too much muscle power to get to the next page. Could use more pictures of kittens. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lizardcandy