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    Design Books

    I am looking for another good book on Design, I have Design Patterns by the GoF, and Design Patterns Explained. Now I am looking for something else on the subject to read in my spare time.

    Any suggestions are welcome, C++ language specific is fine, but that is the only language specific I really care to read about for this stuff, (that is not to say that if a book uses Java for its examples I don't want to read it, but if it is specifically for Java design, no thank you)

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    I found Multi-Paradigm Design in C++, by James Coplien, a fascinating (if very heavy) read.
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    I loved Head first Design patterns.

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    I agree, Head First Design Patterns is a good read.
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    Hmm, but is that another design patterns book?

    Don't get me wrong, design patterns are useful and even important, but in order to apply design patterns, you typically need a sound high-level design first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    That reminds me of a splash screen when you install MS Visual Studio. Lots of "pretty" people with laptops sitting in a park and having a fun afternoon with VS in the style of: "What are we going to do this afternoon?" "Let's go down to Kensington Gardens and take Visual Studio, then we can create really well-structured multi-language applications".

    I know that 'sex sells', but when it comes to programming languages, surely not?

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    Looking into both, will probably go wit Multi-Paradigm Design in C++ though, since CornedBee has a point, I do need to look into other parts of design aside from Design Patterns, though I may check out Head First Design Patterns, since design patterns are really interesting to me, especially after starting to use them and learning how to think in the higher level scope that is required for designing good software.

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    I'm not entirely clear on the applications of Design Patterns. I was wondering does it have use in other fields of programming such as game development or graphics programming or is it geared more toward Corprate, business software?

    Quote Originally Posted by QuantumPete View Post
    I know that 'sex sells', but when it comes to programming languages, surely not?
    It actually culls toilet reading productivity.
    Last edited by indigo0086; 09-05-2007 at 07:44 AM.

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    Design Patterns are tried and tested solutions for specific problems. Sort of the building blocks of designs. Patterns come in various "sizes", you could call it, depending on where in the design you apply them. For example, the best-known patterns like Factory, Singleton etc. are applied at the class design level.
    Some design patterns may be domain-specific, but most are generic. There is no reason not to apply a Factory pattern to game designs. Singletons are often considered for things like the game engine (and then thrown away again, because true singletons in C++ suffer from various problems if they need complex initialization and shutdown).
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantumPete View Post
    I know that 'sex sells', but when it comes to programming languages, surely not?
    Are you kidding. Most programmers I have come across would do anything for a sexy smile. Why do you think so many lazy students pose as dizzy-headed girls when trying to get someone to do they're homework for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    Why do you think so many lazy students pose as dizzy-headed girls when trying to get someone to do they're homework for them.
    I went to an all-boys school ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantumPete View Post
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    I know that 'sex sells', but when it comes to programming languages, surely not?
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    I don't see what that picture got to do with sex, just a nice girl pictured from an angle her head seem big. all the head first book series has people pictured from that angle, people of all genders and cocasain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraithan View Post
    Looking into both, will probably go wit Multi-Paradigm Design in C++ though, since CornedBee has a point, I do need to look into other parts of design aside from Design Patterns, though I may check out Head First Design Patterns, since design patterns are really interesting to me, especially after starting to use them and learning how to think in the higher level scope that is required for designing good software.
    The Head First Design Patterns book really does a great job at teaching the principles of good object oriented programming and it does that with interesting design patterns.
    I really recommand it.
    It is also very easy and fun to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroiz View Post
    I don't see what that picture got to do with sex, just a nice girl pictured from an angle her head seem big. all the head first book series has people pictured from that angle, people of all genders and cocasain.
    Sorry, blonde chick with pigtails, tank top with bra straps showing...barefoot. It just screams, "I need to be impregnated to pay for college"

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