Template Mehod Pattern

The template method refers to behavioral design patterns. The pattern describes how to replace parts of class logic on demand, leaving the common part unchanged for posterity.

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Suppose we are developing a bank client, consider the task of developing an authorization module – the user should be able to log in to the application using abstract login data.
The authorization module must be cross-platform, support different technologies of authorization and storage of encrypted data of different platforms. To implement the module, we choose the Kotlin cross-platform language using the abstract class (protocol) of the authorization module, we will write the implementation for the MyPhone phone:


class MyPhoneSuperDuperSecretMyPhoneAuthorizationStorage {
    fun loginAndPassword() : Pair {
        return Pair("admin", "qwerty65435")
    }
}

class ServerApiClient {
    fun authorize(authorizationData: AuthorizationData) : Unit {
        println(authorizationData.login)
        println(authorizationData.password)
        println("Authorized")
    }
}

class AuthorizationData {
    var login: String? = null
    var password: String? = null
}

interface AuthorizationModule {
    abstract fun fetchAuthorizationData() : AuthorizationData
    abstract fun authorize(authorizationData: AuthorizationData)
}

class MyPhoneAuthorizationModule: AuthorizationModule {
    
    override fun fetchAuthorizationData() : AuthorizationData {
        val loginAndPassword = MyPhoneSuperDuperSecretMyPhoneAuthorizationStorage().loginAndPassword()
        val authorizationData = AuthorizationData()
        authorizationData.login = loginAndPassword.first
        authorizationData.password = loginAndPassword.second
        
        return authorizationData
    }
    
    override fun authorize(authorizationData: AuthorizationData) {
        ServerApiClient().authorize(authorizationData)
    }
    
}

fun main() {
    val authorizationModule = MyPhoneAuthorizationModule()
    val authorizationData = authorizationModule.fetchAuthorizationData()
    authorizationModule.authorize(authorizationData)
}

Now for each phone / platform we will have to duplicate the code to send authorization to the server, there is a violation of the principle of DRY. The above example is very simple, there will be even more duplication in more complex classes. To eliminate code duplication, use the Template method pattern.
We will carry out the common parts of the module in immutable methods, we transfer the functionality of the transfer of encrypted data to specific classes of platforms:


class MyPhoneSuperDuperSecretMyPhoneAuthorizationStorage {
    fun loginAndPassword() : Pair {
        return Pair("admin", "qwerty65435")
    }
}

class ServerApiClient {
    fun authorize(authorizationData: AuthorizationData) : Unit {
        println(authorizationData.login)
        println(authorizationData.password)
        println("Authorized")
    }
}

class AuthorizationData {
    var login: String? = null
    var password: String? = null
}

interface AuthorizationModule {
    abstract fun fetchAuthorizationData() : AuthorizationData
    
    fun authorize(authorizationData: AuthorizationData) {
        ServerApiClient().authorize(authorizationData)
    }
}

class MyPhoneAuthorizationModule: AuthorizationModule {
    
    override fun fetchAuthorizationData() : AuthorizationData {
        val loginAndPassword = MyPhoneSuperDuperSecretMyPhoneAuthorizationStorage().loginAndPassword()
        val authorizationData = AuthorizationData()
        authorizationData.login = loginAndPassword.first
        authorizationData.password = loginAndPassword.second
        
        return authorizationData
    }
    
}

fun main() {
    val authorizationModule = MyPhoneAuthorizationModule()
    val authorizationData = authorizationModule.fetchAuthorizationData()
    authorizationModule.authorize(authorizationData)
}

References

https://refactoring.guru/design-patterns/template-method

Source code

https://gitlab.com/demensdeum/patterns/