does a good job contrasting patterns that may seem similar to the novice.
This is a useful addition to a collection on software design patterns.
- CHOICE, Feb. 2005, Vol. 42, No. 06
Why am I so pleased with this book? What makes it any different than other design pattern books? Well, first of all the volume is huge. Kuchana's book covers all the original Gang of Four patterns plus another 20 or so patterns, including a couple of multithreading related patterns. Second, the text itself is very readable and doesn't cling too much on fancy words. The explanations are concise and to the point
All in all a very good choice for filling the gaping design patterns encyclopedia slot in your bookshelf. Highly recommended.
Partha Kuchana is an experienced Enterprise Systems Architect. He understands that patterns are not about things that are just good ideas, but that patterns are about capturing knowledge bred from experience. This hard-won knowledge is what Partha is sharing with readers of his book
Keep it handy for all those 'How do I do this in Java?' questions where you wish you had an expert in the office next door to provide answers. This book is the next best thing.
Linda Rising, from The Foreword