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Last updated at 8:41 am UTC on 15 January 2022
The builder pattern is a design pattern designed to provide a flexible solution to various object creation problems in object-oriented programming. The intent of the Builder design pattern is to separate the construction of a complex object from its representation.
The Builder design pattern solves problems like:
- How can a class (the same construction process) create different representations of a complex object?
- How can a class that includes creating a complex object be simplified?
The Builder design pattern describes how to solve such problems:
- Encapsulate creating and assembling the parts of a complex object in a separate Builder object.
- A class delegates object creation to a Builder object instead of creating the objects directly.