Review – Refactoring to Patterns

Refactoring to Patterns, Joshua Kerievsky. Addison-Wesley, 2005.
Design patterns and refactoring have been related for a long time. (Consider that Ralph Johnson, one of the co-authors of Design Patterns, was a sponsor of the work that created the original refactoring browser.) Josh has cataloged a number of refactorings that can lead your code to (or toward) any of the best-known design patterns. The code examples are excellent: realistic, interesting, and showing what was added or deleted. I recommend it for anybody who understands the basic concepts of refactoring, and is ready to further develop their design and refactoring skills. (Reviewed Sept., ’05)