Monthly Archives: January 2007

the façade is, perhaps, the second most commonly implemented design pattern. just like the bridge (probably the most widely used pattern of all, and certainly the most fundamental) it is usually implemented without a conscious decision having been made. does this mean that it merely a statement of the obvious? perhaps, but the pattern does have a very specific intent, and should definitely be taken seriously.

what is a façade?

the formal definition for façade offered by erich gamma, richard helm, ralph johnson and john vlissides is:

provide a unified interface to a set of interfaces in a subsystem. facade… Continue reading