Creational Design Pattern

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What does means creational in design pattern? wherever we use creation of on object via design pattern is known as creational patter. by word it’s creational mean there are different way of creation of object with different intent to solve the contextual problem . The basic form of object creation could result in design problems or added complexity to the design. Creational design patterns solve contextual problem of creation of an object by somehow controlling this object creation.

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Key Consideration Points

Following point can be considered while designing of a component in software engineering.

  • The intent of Factory is to allow a class to defer instantiation to its sub-classes.
  • The intent of Abstract Factory is to create families of related object without having to depends on their concrete class.
  • Factory method handles object creation and encapsulates it in a sub-class.
  • Abstract Factory, Builder, and Prototype define a factory object that’s responsible for knowing and creating the class of product objects.
    • Abstract Factory has the factory object producing objects of several classes.
    • Builder has the factory object building a complex product incrementally using a correspondingly complex protocol.
    • Prototype has the prototype/factory object which build a product by copying/cloning a prototype object.
  • Abstract Factory classes are often implemented with Factory Methods, but they can also be implemented using Prototype depending upon how much heavy is the instantiation process and how frequently instantiating abstract factory.
  • Abstract Factory can be used as an alternative to Facade to hide platform-specific classes.
  • Builder focuses on constructing a complex object step by step while Abstract Factory emphasizes a family of product objects
  • Builder returns the product in final step, but as far as the Abstract Factory is concerned, the product gets returned immediately.
  • Builder often builds a Composite. Builder is to creation as Strategy is to algorithm.
  • Factory Methods are usually called within Template methods , if step of algorithm is complex.
  • Factory Method creation through inheritance while Prototype creation through delegation.
  • Prototype doesn’t require sub-classing, but it does require an Initialize operation while Factory Method requires sub-classing, but doesn’t require Initialize.
  • Designs that make heavy use of the Composite and Decorator patterns, often can benefit from Prototype as well.
  • There are different way of implementation of Singleton: lazy initialization, eager initialization, dual checking, thread safe , and using enum.
  • Dependency Inversion Principle: Depends upon abstraction, Do not depend upon concrete classes. In another word, low level component depends on high level abstraction.
  • No variable should hold a reference to concrete class it means, if you are using new Clazz() , use factory to get object .
  • S.O.L.I.D Design Principle


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