Abstract factory vs Factory Pattern
How does one differentiate Abstract Factory against Factory Method?
Thanks in advance.
Prasanth M, Aug 09, 2011
Abstract Factory is used to create a set of abstractions.
You use the Factory Method to create and hide the creation of one object of a set of classes that implement the same interface.
In very simple terms: think about Abstract Factory like a set of several Factory Methods.
You use an Abstract Factory for something like this:
Software Abstraction Layer
Danut Prisacau, Aug 19, 2011