News Feed
Jobs Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Jani Hartikainen's Blog:
Using a builder to construct complex classes
April 02, 2009 @ 12:58:28

If your code is getting more and more complex all the time and you find yourself creating a similar group of objects over and over, you might check out Jani Hartikainen's latest advice and create a "builder" around them.

Sometimes if you have a complex class, which needs to be set up in a specific way: Perhaps it takes a lot of constructor arguments, or often requires calling some setters. [...] Sometimes if you have a complex class, which needs to be set up in a specific way: Perhaps it takes a lot of constructor arguments, or often requires calling some setters.

His example is a "message builder" wrapper that lets you specify the receiver, sender and message and inject them into a to() method call (with a fluent interface). He shows how to make sure that the object you need (the message object) is always complete.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
fluent interface builder class complex tutorial


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Lorna Mitchell's Blog: ArrayAccess vs ArrayObject

Ibuildings techPortal: Unit Testing Databases with Zend Framework

David Coallier's Blog: Namespaces part 4.1 (What namespaces don't fix (part 1))

PHPBuilder.com: Dynamic XML with PHP

Joey Rivera's Blog: Automate Db Model Creation with Zend_CodeGenerator_Php_Class


Community Events











Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


unittest language hhvm database facebook composer release opinion performance security overview introduction hack symfony2 framework package install application podcast component

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework