How GoF Brought my Understanding of Object Orientation to Another Level

Reading blogs on the Internet is a good way to keep updated on what happens in the industry and to get short introductions to specific topics. When it comes to deeper, elaborated analysis however, there is nothing as a good book. The single book that has meant the most to me within coding is the now classic Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by GoF (the Gang of Four: Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson & John Vlissides).

The book is made of up six chapters, with the first one being an introduction to the concept of design patterns and the second containing a case study of a “pattern view” on a sample application. The last four chapters are a catalog of design patterns. The entire book is a must read for any software developer.

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I'm Anders Abel, an independent systems architect and developer in Stockholm, Sweden.

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