What is classic "patterns" book?

Posted on 2006-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Dear Experts,

Please excuse me for putting this question in this forum...

I have heard several references to a "classic" programming-patterns book.  (It's not Thinking in Patterns by Bruce Eckel--it's older than that.)  I know the publisher is Addison-Wesley, but I can't remember the title or author.

Anybody know it?

Question by:BrianMc1958
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    Please excuse me again, but I have found the book.   It's "Design Patterns" by Erich Gamma, et. al.  However, it a "cook book", rather than tutorial.  Could anyone recommend a good tutorial for someone (me) who already understands the basics of OOP, but wants to become more sophisticated in design?


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    To CEHJ:  Thanks.  We crossed in the ether again.  Will award points and re-post my follow-up.

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    Reading that and thinking about things would be enough to get you 'thinking in patterns'.

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