Head First Design Patterns, 1st & 2nd Editions

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  • 1. Welcome to Design Patterns: Intro to Design Patterns
  • 2. Keeping your Objects in the Know: The Observer Pattern
  • 3. Decorating Objects: The Decorator Pattern
  • 4. Baking with OO Goodness: The Factory Pattern
  • 5. One-of-a-Kind Objects: The Singleton Pattern
  • 6. Encapsulating Invocation: The Command Pattern
  • 7. Being Adaptive: The Adapter and Facade Patterns
  • 8. Encapsulating Algorithms: The Template Method Pattern
  • 9. Well-Managed Collections: The Iterator and Composite Patterns
  • 10. The State of Things: The State Pattern
  • 11. Controlling Object Access: The Proxy Pattern
  • 12. Patterns of Patterns: Compound Patterns
  • 13. Patterns in the Real World: Better Living with Patterns
  • A. Leftover Patterns

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Format Download Size
Head First Design Patterns, 1st Edition
PDF 18.9 MB
Head First Design Patterns, 2nd Edition
EPUB 115 MB

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