As you can see I’m currently reading “Head First Design Patterns“. This is all part of my strategy to not grow pointy hair and glaze over when developers talk code to me. After all what good is a lead who can’t mentor their team?
Despite the dubious cover this turns out to be a really good read, its even funny in places – which is a bonus as most books for programmers are anything but.
I’m probably also going to get hold of Design Patterns in C# which includes the original 23 Gang of Four patterns in C# plus much of the code from the Head First book (see here for details). Its almost like a patterns software factory – sort of. At $80 for a single used license it seems like a reasonable deal to me.
This is just the start… there’s more on the way but it looks like this will help cover the basics.