Head First Design Patterns by Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman, Bert Bates, 9780596007126

-36% Head First Design Patterns by Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman, Bert Bates, 9780596007126

Credit Accounts

Buying for a business? Book-axis offer credit accounts to all eligible businesses & educational organisations.

You're not alone. At any given moment, somewhere in the world someone struggles with the same software design problems you have. You know you don't want to reinvent the wheel (or worse, a flat tire), so you look to Design Patterns--the lessons learned by those who've faced the same problems. With Design Patterns, you get to take advantage of the best practices and experience of others, so that you can spend your time on...something else. Something more challenging. Something more complex. Something more fun. You want to learn about the patterns that matter--why to use them, when to use them, how to use them (and when NOT to use them). But you don't just want to see how patterns look in a book, you want to know how they look "in the wild". In their native environment. In other words, in real world applications. You also want to learn how patterns are used in the Java API, and how to exploit Java's built-in pattern support in your own code. You want to learn the real OO design principles and why everything your boss told you about inheritance might be wrong (and what to do instead). You want to learn how those principles will help the next time you're up a creek without a design paddle pattern. Most importantly, you want to learn the "secret language" of Design Patterns so that you can hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions his stunningly clever use of Command, Facade, Proxy, and Factory in between sips of a martini. You'll easily counter with your deep understanding of why Singleton isn't as simple as it sounds, how the Factory is so often misunderstood, or on the real relationship between Decorator, Facade and Adapter. With Head First Design Patterns, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking Decorator is something from the "Trading Spaces" show. Best of all, in a way that won't put you to sleep! We think your time is too important (and too short) to spend it struggling with academic texts. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect--a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, Head First Design Patterns will load patterns into your brain in a way that sticks. In a way that lets you put them to work immediately. In a way that makes you better at solving software design problems, and better at speaking the language of patterns with others on your team.

Publisher reviews

This is a gimmicky book that actually works for once. It is an intelligent and well thought-out discussion of Java design patterns, and if you dont know what a design pattern is then this is an excellent way to find out. It is also an interested discussion of object-oriented design. I found that the authors often anticipated my reaction to their initial explanations and asked the questions that I would have asked had it been a lecture. - Mike James, VSJ, April 2005



About the author

Kathy Sierra has been a master Java trainer for Sun Microsystems, teaching Sun's instructors how to teach the latest Java technologies. She is the founder of one of the largest java community websites in the world, javaranch.com. She is also a key member of the development team for the Sun Certified programmer exam and has developed dozens of applications to demonstrate Java technology. 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.

Free Shipping is available on all orders by Royal Mail 2nd Class or similar. Free Shipping only available to UK orders only. Only one shipping address per order is allowable. Shipping to countries outside the UK is available at additional charge and fees. Please contact us for a quote. Next Day express delivery is available for selected stock items only. An additional £7.99 charge applies and will be added to basket. These items are fully trackable. All items in stock at our main warehouse ordered before 2.30pm are normally sent out the same working day. Deliveries by Royal Mail or similar normally take between 3-5 working days. Please allow up to 14 days in busy periods.

Returns

In the unlikely event you wish to return your goods please contact us via email or phone and quote your order reference number for a returns authorisation number. The cost of returning these goods is your responsibility and cost. We recommend that you use a trackable service to return these are we cannot credit for any goods not received into our warehouse. If you receive faulty goods please contact us within 14 days to enable us to rectify the issue. Please use your order reference number in the event you need to contact us.

Free UK Delivery

This product qualifies for free UK delivery.

  • ISBN: 9780596007126
  • Availability: Usually dispatched within 3 days
  • £47.99
  • £30.57
Horizon Zero Dawn Collector's Edition Strategy Guide by Future Press, 9783869930817 New -10%
With a setting unlike any other to explore, and mysteries lying buried, waiting to be uncovered, Hor..
£27.99 £25.19
PORSCHE Flat-Six Boxer Engine Model Kit, 9783645659116 -13%
The Porsche flat-six engine and the cars it powers are legendary. With this kit, you'll assemble a s..
£149.99 £129.99
Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams by Lisa Crispin, Janet Gregory, 9780321534460 -30%
Te>Two of the industry's most experienced agile testing practitioners and consultants, Lisa Crispin ..
£43.99 £30.63
Raspberry Pi 3 in Easy Steps by Mike McGrath, 9781840787290 -31%
{ "author": "Mike McGrath", "publisher": "In Easy Steps Limited", "published": "7 June 2016", "form..
£10.99 £7.63
Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film (2nd Revised edition) by Martha Ruskai, Allison Lowery, 9781138819184 Out Of Stock