Using Visitor Patterns on non Visitable Structures

The visitor pattern can be used on structures of objects which implements a specific interface defining a method called accept. In practice, in many cases, the structures are already created and we have to visit structures of already created objects. Changing hierarchies of classes for adding a new method is not a viable solution.

We need somehow to extend the structure of objects for accepting the visitors without changing them. A way of doing it would be to add a wrapper for the hierarchy classes which accepts visitors and duplicates the structure.

Google Guice Tutorial

What is Google Guice

Google Guice is a light java dependency inversion framework using annotations. It is developed by Google(Bob Lee and Kevin Bourrillion) and it is used internally by Google for their applications. Google Guice is sometimes considered an Inversion of Control Container but as their authors state it’s not a container, it’s just an Dependency Injector, being too Continue reading – on air

What is Factory Pattern?

Factory Pattern is a creational design pattern. It is responsible for creating instances of objects without using directly the object constructor. For this reason Factory Pattern is widely used in frameworks, to encapsulate the logic of creating the objects and to make the framework independent of the objects it needs to work with.

There are several types of factories, depending of the implementation:

You can find more information about Factory Design Pattern and the other Design Patterns on: is just another blog about the same old fashioned object oriented design and this where the name came of.