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Java™ Design Patterns: A Tutorial by James W. Cooper

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Acknowledgments

Writing a book on Java design patterns has been a fascinating challenge. Design patterns are intellectually recursive; that is, every time that you think that you've wrapped up a good explanation of one, another turn of the crank occurs to you or is suggested by someone else. So, while writing is essentially a solitary task, I had a lot of help and support.

Foremost, I thank Roy Byrd and Alan Marwick of IBM Research for encouraging me to tackle this book and providing lots of support during the manuscript's genesis and revision. I also especially thank Nicole Cooper for editing my first draft; she definitely improved its clarity and accuracy.

The design pattern community (informally called the "Pattern-nostra") were also a great ...

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