Strategy Pattern

Simple project that shows how strategy design pattern works.

Design Pattern?

A design pattern is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem within a given context in software design. A design pattern is not a finished design that can be transformed directly into source or machine code. It is a description or template for how to solve a problem that can be used in many different situations. Patterns are formalized best practices that the programmer can use to solve common problems when designing an application or system.Object-oriented design patterns typically show relationships and interactions between classes or objects, without specifying the final application classes or objects that are involved. Patterns that imply object-orientation or more generally mutable state, are not as applicable in functional programming languages.

Design patterns help us optimize our codes.
Software applications with good designs are:
  • easy to maintain
  • easy to debug
  • easy to test
  • etc,.

What Strategy?

In Strategy pattern, a class behavior or its algorithm can be changed at run time. This type of design pattern comes under behavior pattern.

In Strategy pattern, we create objects which represent various strategies and a context object whose behavior varies as per its strategy object. The strategy object changes the executing algorithm of the context object.

Last edited May 12, 2014 at 11:26 AM by crisma_victoria, version 4