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A more useful way to teach design patterns,
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This review is from: Rails AntiPatterns: Best Practice Ruby on Rails Refactoring (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) (Paperback)
All too often, the 'patterns' books only develop a greenfield example the 'right' way. This is hopelessly optimistic, especially if (as is the case for me) you're teaching undergraduates how to use design patterns; they're not going to get it right the first time. So *refactoring* code that has "grown bad" to use a good pattern is a much more frequently needed skill.
There are other books on refactoring for Ruby, like Martin's, but i like that this one focuses on design patterns and specifically on how to leverage Ruby's features to realize the patterns nicely.
My future coverage of design patterns in Berkeley's undergraduate software engineering class will be motivated by the examples in this book.
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