I got a question today from Rahul, a reader of Head First Design Patterns, who asked for recommendations for how to find case studies with design patterns he could use to apply what he’s learned from the book.
One of my favorite design patterns-related sites is the design patterns wiki. Most of the great information is in the discussions around the patterns, and many of the users who have contributed to these discussions talk about specific use-cases of these patterns in real-world situations. So that’s a great place to start.
And of course, there’s always search. Try searching on “design patterns case studies” and you’ll find lots of great starting points.
Luckily for us, we have a friend who is a producer/director and who made this amazing promo video for our new book, Head First HTML5 Programming, now available on Amazon.com and from our publisher, O’Reilly Media (where you can by the print and eBook together if you want).
I’m really pleased with how it came out. And, I’m hoping that our O’Reilly PR person will be able to get the video on Amazon.
All the i’s have been dotted and t’s have been crossed and Head First HTML5 Programming goes to the printers on Thursday (September 29th, 2011). Now all the post-book book stuff begins! Eric (my co-author) and I met with some O’Reilly folks yesterday to talk about the book, and one of the things we discussed is what Head First HTML5 Programming is really about.