This section contains a compiled list of object orientated design texts, papers and other resources. It also contains references to library pages, so students of COSC427 can access the texts with ease. All resources on this page should be listed in chronological order from oldest to newest in terms of their production/publication date.
This section contains a comprehensive list of books about OO, including a very brief description of each. If you discover a suitable text, please list it here. Currently the texts are listed in chronological order.
|Robert Pirsig 1974
|Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
|Christopher Alexander 1977
|A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
|A enlightening text that everyone should delve into at least once
|Christopher Alexander 1979
|The Timeless Way of Building
|Rebecca Wirfs-Brock 1990
|Designing object-oriented software
|Classic introductory OO text, if your OO background has holes in it.
|Alan Davis 1995
|201 principles of software development,
|A long list of principles, more about software engineering than design, but overlapping Cosc427.
|Gang Of Four 1995
|Design patterns : elements of reusable object-oriented software
|The original design patterns book.
|Peter Coad 1995
|Object models : strategies, patterns, and applications
|Notable for the strategies that offer guidance on how to approach OO development.
|Pattern languages of program design
|First Pattern Languages of Programs conference
|Arthur Riel 1996
|Object-oriented design heuristics
|A list of rules to guide OO design.
|Party Of Five 1996
|Pattern-oriented software architecture : a system of patterns,
|This book broadens the scope of patterns to architectural patterns.
|Richard Gabriel 1996
|Patterns of software
|Deep thoughts about the patterns movement.
|Martin Fowler 1997
|Analysis patterns : reusable object models
|This book applies the patterns approach to analysis.
|William Brown 1998
|Antipatterns : refactoring software, architectures, and projects in crisis
|Common pitfalls, and their solutions.
|Martin Fowler 1999
|Refactoring : improving the design of existing code
|Guidance for improving the design of working systems.
|Andrew Hunt 1999
|The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
|OOD techniques for improving your coding.
|Fowler and Scott 2000
|Kent Beck 2000
|Bruce Eckel 2002
|Thinking in Java, 3rd Ed
|Excellent general Java book, with some idioms
|Cay Horstmann 2002
|Object-oriented design & patterns
|Introductory OO and patterns book, with some insights on low-level design issues, such as the use of equals() in the presence of inheritance.
|Mitchell and McKim 2002
|Design by contract, by example
|This is a good intro to DBC, if you don't mind reading Eiffel code examples.
|Shalloway and Trott 2002
|Design patterns explained
|A gentler variant of the GoF book.
|Christopher Alexander 2002
|The nature of order
|A new religion.
|Robert Cecil Martin 2002
|Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns and Practices
|Kent Beck 2003
|Test-driven Development: By Example
|Guide how to use unit tests to elicit requirements and improve designs
|Martin Fowler 2003
|Patterns of enterprise application architecture
|Architectural patterns emphasising relational DBs & web interfaces
|Robert Cecil Martin 2003
|UML for Java programmers
|Good, readable, opinionated introductory UML book. Notable for discussion of OOD principles. (See Bob Martin's web site too.)
|Martin Fowler 2004
|UML distilled : a brief guide to the standard object modeling language, 3rd ed.
|Easy to read intro to UML, if you're rusty.
|Steve McConnell 2004
|Code complete, 2nd ed
|Distilled wisdom about software engineering, with an OO programming emphasis.
|James Copelien 2004
|Organizational patterns of agile software development
|The organizational patterns book
|David West 2004
|An apologia for extreme programming and a fascinating discussion of philosophy and OO.
|Robert Cecil Martin 2008
|Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
|Bertrand Meyer 1997
|Object-oriented software construction
|Seminal work on DbC
|Kent Beck 2007
|Programming patterns, begorrah!
Important papers in OO design are collated below.
|Johnson and Foote 1988
|Designing reusable classes,
|Important early paper on OOD.
|Ken Auer 1995
|Reusability through self-encapsulation,
|A pattern language for encapsulation.
|Robert Cecil Martin 1996a
|The Open Closed Principle
|Claims OCP is most important principle
|Robert Cecil Martin 1996b
|Defines several package principles
|Robert Cecil Martin 1996c
|The Dependency Inversion Principle
|Low level classes should depend on high level classes
|Robert Cecil Martin 1996d
|The Interface Segregation Principle
|One perspective on cohesion
|Robert Cecil Martin 1996e
|The Liskov Substitution Principle
|Better articulation of Liskov's law
|Robert Cecil Martin 1997a
|Dependencies should follow stability
|Robert Cecil Martin 1997b
|Design Patterns for Dealing with Dual Inheritance Hierarchies in C++
|The parallel hierarchies problem
Any further OO resources are listed in this section.
- Ward's wiki - The first wiki and an inspiration for this course.
- Martin Fowler's Website - Provides information on a variety of different types of patterns and other domain knowledge.
- Martin Fowler’s Bliki.
- Bob Martin’s OO principles.
- Bob Martin et al's papers & resources.
- The Hillside Group
- Pattern Almanac 2000 - A very extensive list of books and papers published prior to 2000 on software patterns.
- Dofactory design patterns - Summary of GOF design patterns in C#, with code examples.
- James Coplien’s website - A good source of links and material.
- MIT software engineering course
- Steve McConnell's page
- "Thinking In..." Series, Bruce Eckel
This section contains a list of people (or entities), and a reference to the texts they have accessible.
- Wals library - Wals library contains a substantive collection of texts and also lists who they are currently on loan to.
- PS Library - Texts available in the Physical Science Library at the University of Canterbury - library.
- AlexsLibrary - Alex has a growing collection of texts that you may obtain from him.