Abstract Factory

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Abstract Factory Pattern
... The abstract factory pattern is a software creational design pattern that provides a way to encapsulate a group of individual factories that have a common theme without specifying their ... In normal usage, the client software creates a concrete implementation of the abstract factory and then uses the generic interfaces to create the concrete objects that are part ... as object creation is implemented in methods exposed in the factory interface ...
Prototype Pattern - Rules of Thumb
... Sometimes creational patterns overlap - there are cases when either Prototype or Abstract Factory would be appropriate ... Abstract Factory, Builder, and Prototype can use Singleton in their implementations ... Abstract Factory classes are often implemented with Factory Methods (creation through inheritance), but they can be implemented using Prototype (creation through delegation) ...

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