• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Bear Bibeault
Sheriffs:
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Paul Clapham
  • Knute Snortum
Saloon Keepers:
  • Ron McLeod
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • salvin francis
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Tim Holloway
  • Frits Walraven
  • Ganesh Patekar

what's the factory?  RSS feed

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 416
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
hello
as we can seen,there are a lot of "factory" in the java,such as InitialContextFactory,KeyManagerFactory,.........
so many factories have confused me,but i think there must be some common meaning withing the factories,and there must be differences between the factories and other classes,who can help me?
thank you
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 233
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Factory method is just a fancy name for a method that instantiates objects. Like a factory, the job of the factory method is to create -- or manufacture -- objects.

for more detail refer to
http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/javaqa/2001-05/02-qa-0511-factory.html
-arun
 
Bartender
Posts: 20310
110
Android Eclipse IDE Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This question was cross-posted all over JavaRanch.
 
"The Hood"
Posts: 8521
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Continue the conversation here.
 
All of the world's problems can be solved in a garden - Geoff Lawton. Tiny ad:
RavenDB is an Open Source NoSQL Database that’s fully transactional (ACID) across your database
https://coderanch.com/t/704633/RavenDB-Open-Source-NoSQL-Database
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!