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C++ Design Patterns: Creational

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Explore the five most popular creational design patterns for C++: Factory, Abstract Factory, Builder, Prototype, and Singleton.


  • Organize your code with creational design patterns in C++
  • What you should know
  • Installing Visual Studio for Windows
  • Installing Xcode on Mac
  • How to use the exercise files
  • Challenges in this course
1. Design Patterns Overview
  • The need for a design pattern
  • What are design patterns?
  • Creational patterns overview
2. Creational Patterns
  • Inheritance vs. composition
  • Composite object example
  • Concrete vs. abstract
  • Understanding UML
3. Factory Method
  • Factory Method concept
  • Factory Method implementation
  • Running the Factory Method example
  • Factory Method variations
4. Abstract Factory
  • Abstract Factory concept
  • Abstract Factory pattern implementation
  • Using the Abstract Factory
  • Running the Abstract Factory
  • Extending the Abstract Factory
  • Challenge: Abstract Factory
  • Solution: Abstract Factory
5. Builder
  • Builder concept
  • Builder pattern setup
  • Builder pattern implementation
  • Running the Builder example
  • Steps in the Builder pattern
6. Prototype
  • Prototype concept
  • Prototype pattern implementation
  • Running the Prototype example
  • Shallow vs. deep copies
7. Singleton
  • Singleton concept
  • Singleton pattern implementation
  • Running the Singleton pattern
  • Is the Singleton a good pattern?
  • Comparing creational patterns
  • Thanks for watching

Taught by

Olivia Chiu Stone


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