REVIEW - Design Patterns CD - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software


Design Patterns CD

Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software


Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides



Addison-Wesley Professional (1998)




Francis Glassborow


December 1998



I will say very little about this. It is much cheaper and orders of magnitude lighter than the printed version. It contains substantially the same material. On the other hand it is much harder to look material up. As I thought that a primary characteristic of design patterns was that they were not cut and paste recipes, I can think of little real reason for this product. Still it means that I can quote large chunks of Design Patterns from my laptop - it will impress all those that think I do so from memory. Most impressive is to have a paper copy with you as well and say something to the effect 'I think that you will find on page...' but perhaps you would like to check because my memory is deteriorating with the onset of old age.

Book cover image courtesy of Open Library.

Your Privacy

By clicking "Accept All Cookies" you agree ACCU can store cookies on your device and disclose information in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

By clicking "Share IP Address" you agree ACCU can forward your IP address to third-party sites to enhance the information presented on the site, and that these sites may store cookies on your device.