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4. Factory Method Pattern

Vaskaran Sarcar1 
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

This chapter covers the factory method pattern.

GoF Definition

Define an interface for creating an object, but let subclasses decide which class to instantiate. Factory method lets a class defer instantiation to subclasses.

Points To Remember

To understand this pattern, I suggest you go to Chapter 24, which covers the simple factory pattern. The simple factory pattern does not fall directly into the Gang of Four design patterns, so I put the discussion of that pattern in Part II of this book. The factory method pattern will make more sense if you start with the simple factory ...

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