Thursday, April 25, 2013

Desing patterns in Java - Facade

Facade Pattern is structural pattern. It basically hide complexity, so I tend to call it "good sense pattern". It also decouples code, which is good thing. But you should not overuse Facade pattern in your applications.
Similar like to much abstraction is considered harmful for code readability, same thing apply to too much simplification (because you basically add layer on top layer and you introduce complexity).

Session facade is useful in situations where it encapsulate the complexities between the client and the server interactions. It manages business objects and provides uniform service access layer to clients. It basically represent centralized peace that minimize method calls over network, exposes uniform interface and managing security and transactions in one place.