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Factory Method

Factory Method in Swift

Factory method is a creational design pattern which solves the problem of creating product objects without specifying their concrete classes.

Factory Method defines a method, which should be used for creating objects instead of direct constructor call (new operator). Subclasses can override this method to change the class of objects that will be created.

If you can’t figure out the difference between Factories, Factory Method & Abstract Factory patterns, then read our Factory Comparison guide.

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Usage of the pattern in Swift

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Usage examples: The Factory Method pattern is widely used in Swift code. It’s very useful when you need to provide a high level of flexibility for your code.

Identification: Factory methods can be recognized by creational methods, which create objects from concrete classes, but return them as objects of abstract type or interface.

Factory Method in Other Languages

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