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Design Patterns in Java: The Big Picture

by Esteban Herrera

Learn what design patterns are, why they are important, and understand the most popular Gang of Four patterns and how they relate to other patterns.

What you'll learn

At the core of designing object-oriented Java programs is a thorough knowledge of design patterns. In this course, Design Patterns in Java: The Big Picture, you'll get a broad and high-level overview of design patterns as defined by the Gang of Four. First, you will learn what are design patterns and why they are important. Next, you’ll explore the main design behavioral, creational, and structural patterns. Finally, you'll discover how to these patterns are the basics of other design patterns. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of design patterns that will help you as you move forward to design object-oriented programs in Java.

About the author

Esteban Herrera has more than fifteen years of experience in the software development industry. He has worked in many roles and projects, but mostly architecting and developing enterprise systems with Java and Javascript. Nowadays, he spends all of his time learning new things, writing articles, teaching programming, and enjoying his kids.

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