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Strategy

Strategy in PHP

Strategy is a behavioral design pattern that turns a set of behaviors into objects and makes them interchangeable inside original context object.

The original object, called context, holds a reference to a strategy object and delegates it executing the behavior. In order to change the way the context performs its work, other objects may replace currently linked strategy object with another one.

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Usage of the pattern in PHP

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Usage examples: The Strategy pattern is often used in PHP code, especially when it’s necessary to switch algorithms at runtime. However, the pattern has a strong competitor represented by anonymous functions, supported in PHP since 2009.

Strategy in Other Languages

Design Patterns: Strategy in Java Design Patterns: Strategy in C# Design Patterns: Strategy in Python Design Patterns: Strategy in Ruby Design Patterns: Strategy in Swift Design Patterns: Strategy in TypeScript