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Posted June 8, 2006
Really important topic, disappointing treatment of it
There seems to be a common misconception that Refactoring and Patterns are disconnected things. I had high hopes that this would be the book that cleared this misconception and tied them together. But I found the examples to be contrived, and often not deserving of the patterns that were applied. The step-by-step examples were hard to follow as they constantly gave tiny snippets of code that were missing proper context. As important as I think this topic and message is, I can't imagine this book convincing anyone who wasn't already convinced. At best, this might make a passable supplement to someone learning patterns for the first time from another source. On the bright side, some of the stories in the early chapters were entertaining, but not enough to recommend this derivative work.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.