Effective Java #1: Static Factory Methods

I’ve added a new page in the Joshua Block Tribute section of my blog:

Static Factory Methods

I-love-Lucy

This famous “I Love Lucy” episode depicts what you might experience if you make creating objects into a crazy mess. (image credit: Desilu Productions/Paramount, source: cornerstone-ct.com)

Using static factory methods can help keep the creation of objects from turning into an assembly line of hilarity.  That means:

  1. less code needed to use your masterpiece API,
  2. an easier time figuring out how to get your API to create the right objects.
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