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.Net Patterns Study continued

Wednesday, October 1, 2003 Comments

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Continuing on the topic of studying .Net Patterns, I have noticed comments to my blog post that Christian Thilmany's book .NET Patterns: Architecture, Design, and Process may not provide the best examples.  Sam has also given his opinion.  Both Sam and Scott Watermasysk feel that Martin Fowler's book Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture is a much better alternative.

I have to agree that Thilmany's .Net Patterns book does seem to be slanted more toward a “How-To“ book rather than a Patterns book (in the style of GoF book).  It is an interesting read, but not a recommended book.

Fowler's book seems to be much more suited to teach general patterns.  I have also really enjoyed reading Enterprise Solution Patterns Using Microsoft .NET from Microsoft (Martin Fowler was an advisor on this book as well).

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