Software Design and Architecture Facade Design Patterns Muhammad Nasir email@example.com Facade Intent Provide a unified interface to a set of interfaces in a subsystem. Facade defines a higher-level interface that makes the subsystem easier to use. Facade Motivation Facade Compiler System Facade Daily Life Example Automatic gas pumps can be very complex. There are many options on them: how to pay, the type of gas to use, watch an advertisement. Solution: One way to get a unified interface to the gas pump is to use a human gas attendant (Facade). Facade Motivation Structuring a system into subsystems helps reduce complexity. The interface exposed by the classes in a subsystem or set of subsystems can become quite complex. One way to reduce this complexity is to introduce a facade object that provides a single, simplified interface to the more general facilities of a subsystem Facade Applicability Use Facade design pattern… To provide a simple interface to a complex subsystem. To decouple the classes of the subsystem from its clients and other subsystems, thereby promoting subsystem independence and portability. Facade Structure Facade Participants Facade (Compiler) Knows which subsystem classes are responsible for a request. Delegates client requests to appropriate subsystem objects. Subsystem classes (Scanner, Parser etc.) Implement subsystem functionality. Handle work assigned by the Facade object. Have no knowledge of the facade; that is, they keep no references to it. Facade Collaborations Clients communicate with the subsystem by sending requests to Facade, which forwards them to the appropriate subsystem objects. Clients that use the facade don't have to access its subsystem objects directly. Facade Consequences Shielding Clients Reduces the number of objects clients need to deal with Promotes weak coupling Between subsystems and clients Although(!) components in the subsystem may be strongly coupled. Help layer the system (also prevents circular dependencies) But – permits direct use In case individual components offer meaningful service to clients – the Façade mediates, but does not block access. Facade Related Patterns Usually only one Facade object is required. Thus Facade objects are often Singletons. The End Thanks for listening Questions would be appreciated.
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