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sphex at sympatico.ca
Fri Jun 18 18:23:20 EDT 2004
Don Kelly wrote:
> Well... The classic OOP 'concept' book is _Design Patterns_(ISBN:
> 0201633612). The entire book is, essentially, what Greg's stated:
> 'explaining the same idea in common words'. For me Fowler's
> _Refactoring_ (ISBN: 0201485672) and _The Pragmatic Programmer_ (ISBN:
> 020161622X), while not purely OOP books, contained some ideas that
> really helped me focus on basic principles which then lead me to improve
> my OOP techniques. At one time, James Coplien had a fairly decent web
> site with some interesting articles; the URLs escape me though.
Ah! Thank you. I almost deleted that paragraph.
I plugged "James Coplien" into Google Advanced Search.
Lots of interesting looking stuff. He is quite the prolific writer.
Here is one which mentions your first book :
A Pattern Definition
by James O. Coplien
"Alexander could have written a 1-sentence definition of what a pattern
is, or an essay, but instead he wrote a 550-page book to do it. Because
the concept is hard."
Or this one describes the programmer's version of a process common to
all learned endeavors, philosophy, physics, history, theology, and I
suppose even ditch-digging:
Teaching OO: Putting the Object back into OOD
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