The best audience for this book is a programmer who approaches coding procedurally and needs to be led in the direction of thinking object oriented. In fact, a number of chapters are flat out some of the best and clearest introductory material I've read on OOP. Some of the middle chapters of the book are just rearranged words saying the same thing in circles. You'll read it thinking something new will come of it, but it doesn't. The latter part of the book are misc chapters giving a short overview or discussion of things like UML, XML, JSON, Serialization, Marshaling, Web Services, and Design Patterns, and some of that is new in this fourth edition. These range from laughably cursory to excellent at times. Much of that material is obviously for beginners. The chapter on design patterns is probably the best introduction on the subject I've read, but it does suffer from the same problems as the rest of the book, as I'll note below.
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I am back in school working on another degree in IT, so have to do some programming. I've had classes in a few scripting and programming languages, but don't work as a developer, so my programming skills are still "novice". I bought this book after a recommendation from a fellow classmate, and read it to supplement and review textbook Java programming coursework. For an experienced object-oriented programmer this is probably too basic of a book, but for a student or someone new to programming, the information here is clear and explanatory. Even if someone were looking at programming as a possible career, reading this book to get an idea if you can even get some basic OO concepts could be useful.
As this book's title, "The Object-Oriented Thought Process," suggests, object-oriented programming (OOP) involves a new way of thinking. Though the number of programmers who have not yet transitioned from procedural programming to OOP must be relatively small now (since the majority of current development jobs require at least decent knowledge of OOP), many beginning programming books, probably to save space, emphasize coding OOP rather than thinking or designing OOP. By contrast, this book not only solidifies OOP coding concepts, but it also initiates concepts of OOP design. Those looking for a way to energize their OOP power will find a lot to munch on here.
The book opens with a subject that likely doesn't affect many new programmers today: transitioning from procedural programming to Object-Oriented development. In the halycon days before the dominance of .NET and Java, OOP was not a required application development skill. One could program in C, Visual Basic (VB) or in...
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