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Let’s revisit that quote from the beginning of the book, taken from Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable, Object-Oriented Software:
“Designing object-oriented software is hard.”
Hopefully you’ve seen in this book that good software design isn’t hard — it just takes a little forethought and planning. To call such an important task hard scares away novices, who must think that software design and design patterns in general must be something reserved for the gurus of the discipline.
We think that nothing could be farther from the truth; good software design practices can start early on in anyone’s career, and even if you’ve been a developer for decades, there’s always something new to take away from a book like this. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading it!
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