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Required Books

Object-Oriented Design and Patterns (2e) [Amazon, AddAll]

by Cay Horstmann (Wiley, 2005)

Online companion to the book:



Java Tutorial

Required Books (Pick one of the following three)

Head First Design Patterns [Amazon, AddAll]

by Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Freeman, Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates (O'Reilly, 1995)

ADD intro to DP.

Online companion to the book:

Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design (2e) [Amazon, AddAll]

by Alan Shalloway, James R. Trott (Addison-Wesley, 2004)

Online companion to the book. Design Patterns Matrix. Pearson site.

Design Patterns [Amazon, AddAll]

by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides (Addison-Wesley, 1995)

Online companion to the book:

Most students prefer Head First Design Patterns, but some prefer Design Patterns Explained. The original Design Patterns is a classic, but out of date; it is a decent reference, but a poor book to learn from for a begginer.

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