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Confused between factory/abstract factory and strategy pattern in python-pls help

Aditya Patel 2 місяці тому оновлено Serhii Doroshenko 2 місяці тому 1

After reading the chapters on factory/abstract factory and strategy 3 times and reading the previous responses, I am still very confused as to what is the difference between the abstract/regular factory pattern and a strategy pattern? Yes factory creates objects whereas strategy is a behavioral pattern. 

Can you please provide a concise articulate response on what exactly is the biggest difference between these two methods? They seem very similar to me.

Main Difference

  • Factory/Abstract Factory: Focuses on creating objects and decouples client code from specific object classes.
  • Strategy: Focuses on selecting algorithms or behaviors depending on the situation without changing the client code.

I hope this helps clarify the main difference between these patterns!