[osflash] Share the knowledge: Books
austin at pettomato.com
Thu Nov 10 17:00:05 EST 2005
Sorry, I don't want to drag this out if people think it's getting silly,
but for the sake of discussion...
From the preface to Design Patterns:
"It's a book of design patterns that describes simple and elegant
solutions to specific problems in object-oriented software."
Not sure if I already said this, but for the record, I think Design
Patterns is a great book and Actionscript is a very decent language.
Ditto on "Refactoring." That's a good book.
Pet Tomato, Inc.
Martin Wood wrote:
> I think one of the main forces behind design patterns is communication,
> they allow us to talk about software design using a common language
> which represents often found architectural features (errm, patterns :)
> every programming language will have patterns, be it functional, OO,
> procedural, whatever.
> maybe some patterns (and anti-patterns) describe ways in which we deal
> with flaws (or features, depends on your point of view), but i think its
> slightly disingenuous to say that patterns are bandages for bad
> languages. (bad nicolas, bad.. :)
> i think they have been discussed a lot more in OO languages because most
> large scale software development has been conducted within that realm
> for the past so many years.
> Im sure we will start to see patterns relating to AOP in the near future
> as that becomes a more common part of development.
> anyway, back to the books, at the moment im also enjoying
> Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
> By Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, John Brant, William Opdyke, Don Roberts
> and joining the two topics together :
> Refactoring to Patterns
> By Joshua Kerievsky
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