Shalloway and Trott 2002

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Title: Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design

Author: Alan Shalloway, James R. Trott

Year: 2005

Publisher: Addison-Wesley: Pearson Education, Inc.

Note: Second Edition

Quote About the Text

"One of the great things about the book is the way the authors explain concepts very simply using analogies rather than programming examples -this has been very inspiring for a product I'm working on: an audio-only introduction to OOP and software development." - Bruce Eckel


  • Better ways to start "thinking in patterns"
  • How design patterns can facilitate agile development using eXtreme Progmramming and other methods
  • How to use commonality and variability analysis to design application architectures
  • The key role of testing into a patterns-driven development process
  • How to use factories to instantiate and manage objects more efficiently
  • The Object pool Pattern - a new pattern not identified by the "Gang of Four"
  • New study/practice questions at the end of every chapter
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