Finally: a hands-on, Java-centric workbook companion for the classic Design Patterns! Workbook approach deepens your understanding, builds your confidence, and strengthens your skills. Covers all five categories of design pattern intent: interfaces, responsibility, construction, operations, and extensions. CD-ROM contains all code examples from the book -- plus bonus code examples not found in the book. About the Author: Steven John Metsker is a researcher and author focused on advanced techniques for magnifying the abilities of object-oriented software developers. A rising star in the patterns community, he was recently invited to join the acclaimed Hillside Group. He is author of Building Parsers with Java? (Addison-Wesley).