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Repetitive Repetition to make it stick. Get the print copy though.
on June 26, 2014
Print copy gets 4 starts. -1 star for the Kindle version due to difficulty viewing diagrams.
Decent book on design patterns, with tons of illustrations and games to help reinforce design patterns. They are repeated in many different ways to help you remember them, though I found its approach childish at times, speaking down to the reader. If you found the Gang of Four book to be dry and academic, this book is precisely the opposite. Tons of pictures. A pi
Get the print copy though. I've gone through this book twice. The first was a print copy that I borrowed from a colleague, but when I participated in a book club, I figured it was time to buy this book for myself. This time I chose the Kindle version because the horrible cover frequently drew comments from my wife and others. The Kindle version does not do well with complex illustrations and class diagrams and requires you to use a computer or colour tablet to get reasonable visibility to the diagrams. Many diagrams on the Kindle are very faint and do not stand out.