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Structural Design Patterns

Structural design patterns are concerned with the composition of classes or objects to form larger structures. These are the patterns comes under structural design patterns.

  • Adapter pattern is used to provide a way for reusing an existing class.
  • Bridge pattern is used to have interface and implementation independently in separate hierarchies.
  • Composite pattern is used to handle primitive and composite objects uniformly.
  • Decorator pattern is used to add additional responsibilities to an object dynamically.
  • Facade pattern is used to provide simple interface to use an existing system in an easy way.
  • Flyweight pattern is used to support sharing of objects when the objects are in large number with details to granularity of system.
  • Proxy pattern is used to provide a place holder for an object to control its access.

Suresh Kumar Srivastava is founder of online learning site coursegalaxy.com and author of popular books "C In Depth", "Data Structures Through C In Depth". He has 18+ years experience in industry and worked on architecture and design of multiple products. This article is from his courses on Design Patterns.