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State Design Pattern

28/01/2014
State design pattern provides a mechanism to change behavior of an object based on the object’s state. We can see lot of real world examples for the need of state design pattern. Think of our kitchen mixer, which has a step down motor inside and a control interface. Using that knob we can increase / […]
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Interpreter Design Pattern

08/01/2014
Interpreter design pattern gives the ability to define a language’s grammar with an interpreter, where in that interpreter uses that definition to interpret sentences of that language. I tried to rephrase and present it simpler in a line, what GoF has given for interpreter design pattern. I know the definition is kind of confusing. Let […]
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Memento Design Pattern

23/10/2013
“An object kept as a reminder of a person or event” is what Wikipedia says for the word “memento”. I cannot write about memento design pattern without mentioning Christopher Nolan’s movie Memento. The hero of Memento has a type of amnesia and he tries to backtrack events to trace the killer. Memento movie and memento […]
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Iterator Design Pattern

30/06/2013
In this design pattern tutorial series we will discuss about iterator design pattern, which allows to traverse a collection without exposing its internals. Ah we all know about the Java Iterator. But it is not all about it, lets dive deeper and do a comprehensive study of iterator pattern. By the end of this tutorial […]
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Observer Design Pattern

26/03/2013
In observer design pattern multiple observer objects registers with a subject for change notification. When the state of subject changes, it notifies the observers. Objects that listen or watch for change are called observers and the object that is being watched for is called subject. Pattern involved is also called as publish-subscribe pattern. Model view […]
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Mediator Design Pattern

31/01/2013
Behavioral design pattern can change the way programs run. Mediator design pattern is one of the important and widely used behavioral design pattern. Mediator enables decoupling of objects by introducing a layer in between so that the interaction between objects happen via the layer. In an enterprise application where we have large number of classes […]
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Command Design Pattern

02/09/2012
Command design pattern is used to encapsulate a request as an object and pass to an invoker, wherein the invoker does not knows how to service the request but uses the encapsulated command to perform an action. To understand command design pattern we should understand the associated key terms like client, command, command implementation, invoker, […]
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Chain of Responsibility Design Pattern

05/08/2012
Decoupling is one of the prominent mantras in software engineering. Chain of responsibility helps to decouple sender of a request and receiver of the request with some trade-offs. Chain of responsibility is a design pattern where a sender sends a request to a chain of objects, where the objects in the chain decide themselves who […]
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Flyweight Design Pattern

24/06/2012
Flyweight is used when there is a need to create high number of objects of almost similar nature. High number of objects consumes high memory and flyweight design pattern gives a solution to reduce the load on memory by sharing objects. It is achieved by segregating object properties into two types intrinsic and extrinsic. In […]
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Composite Design Pattern

13/05/2012
When we want to represent part-whole hierarchy, use tree structure and compose objects. We know tree structure what a tree structure is and some of us don’t know what a part-whole hierarchy is. A system consists of subsystems or components. Components can further be divided into smaller components. Further smaller components can be divided into […]
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