Factories are the standard mechanism by which domains are initiated. They are also a patented facility used to implement access control policies within KeyKOS. Factories produce sealed domains that have algorithms, address segments, and specific keys already installed. The security facility supported for factory-built domains allows communication channels (keys) of an object to be compared against reference sets to insure that no additional channels have been added. (These channels are also called holes.) The use of factories solves the problem of mutually suspicious users. See also "Builder's key" and "Requestor's key".
A bean that dynamically creates instances of beans.
A function in a printing plug-in that returns a pointer to an instance of the requested "interface".
In general, an object that constructs other objects. In Twisted, a Factory usually refers to a twisted.internet.protocol.Factory, which constructs Protocol instances for incoming or outgoing connections. See Writing Servers and Writing Clients.
A general term used to describe an object that creates other objects.
(noun) - A function which takes a set of arguments and produces a different object based on those arguments.
A mechanism for encapsulating complex creation logic and abstracting the type of a created object for the sake of a client.
a class able to create an editing widget of a specified type
a class or method that constructs objects of a particular interface or superclass, choosing which subclass is appropriate at run-time
a class that generates instances of your Box subclasses for use somewhere else
a common interface through which we can facilitate the creation of objects
a Java class that generates objects of a different kind of Java class
a mechanism for creating objects, and an interface allows you to communicate with them
a method that allows an object to be created without knowing its specific class
an alternative to a constructor in a class
an Object Oriented Programming pattern of designing a class that is prepared to handle objects of differing types
an object that can build other objects
an object that creates instances or related types of objects
an object that creates other objects on demand
an object that makes other objects
an Object that produces instances of a new Object at each invocation
an object whose sole purpose is to generate objects of a specific type -- in this case, parsers
a remote object whose main job is to provide references to other remote objects, i
a singleton that instanciates objects of a specific type
a smaller object then a UI and adds only a few small classes to the required classes
a software pattern where one object is designated as the creator for a class of other objects
a sort of generic constructor that might produce any of a number of different kinds of objects
An object that creates (or locates) other objects. Objects are usually created with "new," which is analogous to having a static ( factory) method on the object's class object. Often such static methods are named getInstanceOf() or newInstance(). This allows users of an interface to obtain instances of objects that implement the desired interface, without knowing or specifying the concrete class of the object. This allows a run-time choice of which implementation to use, based on the configuration.
An object whose sole purpose is creation of objects of a particular component. There exists only one factory for every Component ( CLSID). The IID and definition has been carefully choosen so as to be binary compatible with COM.
A factory is the mechanism that binds the implementation of an OSID to the application using the OSID. An OSID consists of a set of entities needed by the OSID. For the most part, these entities are Java interfaces. Since Java interfaces cannot be instantiated by an application, the OSID Factory is how the application asks the implementation of an OSID to create OSID objects that it can use. Depending on the OSID, the Factory's functionality in manipulating OSID objects may be quite extensive.
Same as class object.