Idea for a new book on design patterns
I have an idea for a GoF Design Patterns spin-off. A good suggested name might be:
Design Patterns II
(Spinoff greatly inspired by Gang-of-Four Design Patterns)
New edition would make very limited use of jQuery. Examples of in-the-wild popular libraries/frameworks would cite instances where they did it right and where they went wrong. Not a single use of the non-words foo and bar are printed anywhere in the book as such abstractions are so bland and meaningless that novice programmers often have difficulty grasping the core lessons behind them -- novice programmers like me.
My programming skills are far too low to write/co-write or technically review such a book. But if said book were to be published l would be near the top of a very long list to acquire an initial beta release. I just wanted to throw that out there to get your thoughts.
What do you all think of this idea?
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Thanks for the idea. I see you put a lot of effort into describing it.
The immediate feedback I might give you is that you'll probably need to change the title unless you want to be sued by the GoF publisher.
Frankly, I'm not sure whether I like it or not. I envision you'll have a pretty hard time writing all of the examples in JavaSscript due to some patterns just not as relevant in JS. I can also say that writing a book is more of a balancing act, where more content is not always better for everyone, especially nowadays, when people 1) don't have a lot of free time on their hands 2) have a lot of other options to spend that time.
Anyway, I'd advise you exploring your idea in details. Write some of those examples yourself, see whether they are any good. If so, keep writing and one day you might end up with a nice book you'll be proud of.