Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

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What will you learn from this book?

You know you don''t want to reinvent the wheel, so you look to Design Patterns: the lessons learned by those who''ve faced the same software design problems. With Design Patterns, you get to take advantage of the best practices and experience of others so you can spend your time on something more challenging. Something more fun. This book shows you the patterns that matter, when to use them and why, how to apply them to your own designs, and the object-oriented design principles on which they''re based. Join hundreds of thousands of developers who''ve improved their object-oriented design skills through Head First Design Patterns.

What''s so special about this book?

If you''ve read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. With Head First Design Patterns, 2E you''ll learn design principles and patterns in a way that won''t put you to sleep, so you can get out there to solve software design problems and speak the language of patterns with others on your team.

About the Author

Eric Freeman is a computer scientist, technology writer, entrepreneur and a former CTO at the Walt Disney Company. Eric’s most recent book, Head First Learn to Code, is a beginners book for coding and computational thinking. Eric lives with his wife and young daughter in Austin, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University.



Elisabeth Robson is the co-author of several Head First books, including Head First Design Patterns, and is a principal at WickedlySmart, an online learning company for software developers.

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Nom Nom
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Still a good book but no new content in 2nd edition
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2021
I have the "10th Anniversary - Updated for Java 8" (2014) version of this book. I couldn''t find any description of what is new in this 2nd edition so I bought it to find out. The books are practically identical. Flipping through the books side-by-side, the... See more
I have the "10th Anniversary - Updated for Java 8" (2014) version of this book. I couldn''t find any description of what is new in this 2nd edition so I bought it to find out.

The books are practically identical. Flipping through the books side-by-side, the chapters are exactly the same or have only one or two pages with minor differences like a different clipart or page title. I didn''t see any new content or code that would be worth an upgrade. Rating 4-stars because it''s still a good book for a Java programmer that is new to design patterns.
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F. Vogel
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Excellent—just don''t get the Kindle version
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2021
The visuals are what makes this book special, but sadly that doesn''t translate well at all in the Kindle version. Do yourself a favor and buy it in print.
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Keith Stephens
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Great book
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2021
It''s a great book on design patterns, but the down fall for me is that I would like it to focus on C# rather than JAVA. I bought the book because I have heard great things about it, but did not realize it was in JAVA. There are many other books on the subject designed... See more
It''s a great book on design patterns, but the down fall for me is that I would like it to focus on C# rather than JAVA. I bought the book because I have heard great things about it, but did not realize it was in JAVA. There are many other books on the subject designed around C#. Gang of Four.
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BRORO
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Good Introduction to Design Patterns
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2021
Very good introduction to design patterns especially if you have never used them before or are relatively new to some OO principles. The pace is nice and slow at first, but can get tedious after some time with every chapter describing a made up (not real world) scenario and... See more
Very good introduction to design patterns especially if you have never used them before or are relatively new to some OO principles. The pace is nice and slow at first, but can get tedious after some time with every chapter describing a made up (not real world) scenario and how someone might approach the problem with a simple solution. Then it shows how this simple solution has quite a few drawbacks and introduces that chapter''s design pattern. After going through many of these, the 600 pages to read felt quite tedious and I wish that it only did so with about 5 patterns and then did a quick overview of the rest, sort of like how the appendix goes over 9 patterns with 2 pages each, but maybe a little more like 10. That would have made this book a lot more consumable, but I had to force myself to get through the entire thing so I would rate it 4 stars for being excellent but docking that one star because it was too long. Sort of like this review. Haha.
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Shay
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Met all expectations
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2021
This book truly helps developers learn about some of the most popular design patterns. I highly recommend this book 👍
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Larry D. Gragg
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excellent!
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2021
This book is very good at explaining and simplifying patterns!
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Alejandro
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Fast delivery and recommended book
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2021
An IT professional friend recommended me (IT professional) this book as he told me it was an entertaining way to learn / improve my knowledge in developing software.

The book arrived sooner than expected.
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Viktor
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Great book
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2021
really easy to understand the topic
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AceH
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Almost annoying to read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 2, 2021
Too much fluff, very little substance!
Too much fluff, very little substance!
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Sébastien Quenet
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Quelle honte par rapport à la 1ère édition !
Reviewed in France on March 4, 2021
Je viens enfin de recevoir la 2ème édition. J''avais acheté la 1ère édition en FR à sa sortie, quand O''Reilly publiait encore des livres en français. Cette 2ème édition propose uniquement un survol des patterns non vus en détails, mais surtout, ils ont dû perdre les...See more
Je viens enfin de recevoir la 2ème édition. J''avais acheté la 1ère édition en FR à sa sortie, quand O''Reilly publiait encore des livres en français. Cette 2ème édition propose uniquement un survol des patterns non vus en détails, mais surtout, ils ont dû perdre les illustrations d''origine, car celles de cette 2ème édition ressemblent à des photocopies des années 80 ... Contraste abominable : Images parfois trop sombres, parfois trop claires, et toujours floues. Quand on voit des livres comme l''excellent Refactoring 2.0 de Martin Fowler (dans le même ordre de prix - un peu moins cher même - et d''intérêt) mais avec une couverture cartonnée, un double marque-page en tissus intégré à la couverture et de superbes couleurs modernes, ce HF DP 2eme édition a de quoi rougir.
Je viens enfin de recevoir la 2ème édition. J''avais acheté la 1ère édition en FR à sa sortie, quand O''Reilly publiait encore des livres en français.

Cette 2ème édition propose uniquement un survol des patterns non vus en détails, mais surtout, ils ont dû perdre les illustrations d''origine, car celles de cette 2ème édition ressemblent à des photocopies des années 80 ... Contraste abominable : Images parfois trop sombres, parfois trop claires, et toujours floues.

Quand on voit des livres comme l''excellent Refactoring 2.0 de Martin Fowler (dans le même ordre de prix - un peu moins cher même - et d''intérêt) mais avec une couverture cartonnée, un double marque-page en tissus intégré à la couverture et de superbes couleurs modernes, ce HF DP 2eme édition a de quoi rougir.
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Dirty, fluffed, torn cover, looks used. Feel cheated.
Reviewed in India on June 18, 2021
Looks used. Poor quality print. Torn cover and fluffed spine. Feel cheated after paying so much money
Looks used. Poor quality print. Torn cover and fluffed spine. Feel cheated after paying so much money
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It''s not O''Reilly''s print
Reviewed in Germany on May 21, 2021
The book was offset of the original book. In the original book by O''Reilly figures and pictures are colored but the one I bought from here was all black and white. Returned it to the seller.
The book was offset of the original book. In the original book by O''Reilly figures and pictures are colored but the one I bought from here was all black and white. Returned it to the seller.
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George
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This is an excellent book. A must have!
Reviewed in Australia on April 26, 2021
This is an extremely useful book for learning design patterns. They have gone to great lengths to make the content as assessible as possible. It''s seriously one of the best educational books I''ve EVER encountered. I cannot overstate the amount of learning that you gain from...See more
This is an extremely useful book for learning design patterns. They have gone to great lengths to make the content as assessible as possible. It''s seriously one of the best educational books I''ve EVER encountered. I cannot overstate the amount of learning that you gain from it.
This is an extremely useful book for learning design patterns. They have gone to great lengths to make the content as assessible as possible. It''s seriously one of the best educational books I''ve EVER encountered. I cannot overstate the amount of learning that you gain from it.
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We think of a Head First Reader as a Learner

Learning isn't something that just happens to you. It's something you do. You can't learn without pumping some neurons. Learning means building more mental pathways, bridging connections between new and pre-existing knowledge, recognizing patterns, and turning facts and information into knowledge (and ultimately, wisdom). Based on the latest research in cognitive science, neuro-biology, and educational psychology, Head First books get your brain into learning mode.

Here's how we help you do that:

We tell stories using casual language, instead of lecturing. We don't take ourselves too seriously. Which would you pay more attention to: a stimulating dinner party companion, or a lecture?

We make it visual. Images are far more memorable than words alone, and make learning much more effective. They also make things more fun.

We use attention-grabbing tactics. Learning a new, tough, technical topic doesn't have to be boring. The graphics are often surprising, oversized, humorous, sarcastic, or edgy. The page layout is dynamic: no two pages are the same, and each one has a mix of text and images.

Metacognition: thinking about thinking

If you really want to learn, and you want to learn more quickly and more deeply, pay attention to how you pay attention. Think about how you think. The trick is to get your brain to see the new material you're learning as Really Important. Crucial to your well-being. Otherwise, you're in for a constant battle, with your brain doing its best to keep the new content from sticking.

Here's what we do:

We use pictures, because your brain is tuned for visuals, not text. As far as your brain's concerned, a picture really is worth a thousand words. And when text and pictures work together, we embedded the text in the pictures because your brain works more effectively when the text is within the thing the text refers to, as opposed to in a caption or buried in the text somewhere.

We use redundancy, saying the same thing in different ways and with different media types, and multiple senses, to increase the chance that the content gets coded into more than one area of your brain.

We use concepts and pictures in unexpected ways because your brain is tuned for novelty, and we use pictures and ideas with at least some emotional content, because your brain is more likely to remember when you feel something.

We use a personalized, conversational style, because your brain is tuned to pay more attention when it believes you're in a conversation than if it thinks you're passively listening to a presentation.

We include many activities, because your brain is tuned to learn and remember more when you do things than when you read about things. And we make the exercises challenging-yet-do-able, because that's what most people prefer.

We use multiple learning styles, because you might prefer step-by-step procedures, while someone else wants to understand the big picture first, and someone else just wants to see an example. But regardless of your own learning preference, everyone benefits from seeing the same content represented in multiple ways.

We include content for both sides of your brain, because the more of your brain you engage, the more likely you are to learn and remember, and the longer you can stay focused. Since working one side of the brain often means giving the other side a chance to rest, you can be more productive at learning for a longer period of time.

We include challenges by asking questions that don't always have a straight answer, because your brain is tuned to learn and remember when it has to work at something.

Finally, we use people in our stories, examples, and pictures, because, well, you're a person. Your brain pays more attention to people than to things.

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Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online

Head First Design new arrival Patterns: Building Extensible and Maintainable Object-Oriented Software 2nd 2021 Edition online