- Type Parameters:
T- the type that the factory creates
- Functional Interface:
- This is a functional interface and can therefore be used as the assignment target for a lambda expression or method reference.
@FunctionalInterface public interface Factory<T>Defines a functor interface implemented by classes that create objects.
Factorycreates an object without using an input parameter. If an input parameter is required, then
Transformeris more appropriate.
Standard implementations of common factories are provided by
FactoryUtils. These include factories that return a constant, a copy of a prototype or a new instance.