Head First Design Patterns: A Brain-Friendly Guide 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0596007126
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This is a gimmicky book that actually works for once. It is an intelligent and well thought-out discussion of Java design patterns, and if you dont know what a design pattern is then this is an excellent way to find out. It is also an interested discussion of object-oriented design. I found that the authors often anticipated my reaction to their initial explanations and asked the questions that I would have asked had it been a lecture. - Mike James, VSJ, April 2005 --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Eric Freeman is the director of engineering of new technologies at the Walt Disney Internet Group, focusing most recently on Digital Rights Management, content standards, new media formats, and video on demand over the Internet.

 

Elisabeth Freeman researches new technologies at the Walt Disney Internet Group, focusing most recently on Digital Rights Management, content standards, new media formats, and video on demand over the Internet.

 

Kathy Sierra has been interested in learning theory since her days as a game developer (Virgin, MGM, Amblin'). More recently, she's been a master trainer for Sun Microsystems, teaching Sun's java instructors how to teach the latest technologies to customers, and a lead developer of several Sun certification exams. Along with her partner Bert Bates, Kathy created the Head First series. She's also the original founder of the Software Development/Jolt Productivity Award-winning javaranch.com, the largest (and friendliest) all-volunteer Java community.

 

Bert Bates is a 20-year software developer, a Java instructor, and a co-developer of Sun's upcoming EJB exam (Sun Certified Business Component Developer). His background features a long stint in artificial intelligence, with clients like the Weather Channel, A&E Network, Rockwell, and Timken.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B00AA36RZY
  • Publisher : O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (October 25, 2004)
  • Publication date : October 25, 2004
  • Language : English
  • File size : 61293 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 997 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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3.0 out of 5 stars All images are squashed on the Kindle edition, affecting readability - get paper version instead
By Jorgen S on March 30, 2016
This is strictly a comment for the Kindle edition. I find the formatting of the pictures unreadable, and that this has a very negative impact on the usability of the book. IThe images, which are core to the text, are centered at 50% width of the page. This requires me to manually zoom in each time I want to see something clearly, a process which I find rather cumbersome to say the least.

I've tested this both on a (high resolution) Samsung Galaxy S2 Tablet (Android Kindle; see screenshots) as well as my old Kindle DXG. Forget about seeing them on the OG Paperwhite.

This issue is not unique to this book, however I do wish the authors would take the time to ensure their content is readable on the Kindle editions.
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