An abstracted-away best practice way to construct singletons
An abstracted-away best practice way to construct singletons.
The Singleton pattern is thus known because it restricts instantiation of a class to a single object. Classically, the Singleton pattern can be implemented by creating a class with a method that creates a new instance of the class if one doesn't exist. In the event of an instance already existing, it simply returns a reference to that object.
Singletons differ from static classes (or objects) as we can delay their initialization, generally because they require some information that may not be available during initialization time. They don't provide a way for code that is unaware of a previous reference to them to easily retrieve them. This is because it is neither the object or "class" that's returned by a Singleton, it's a structure. Think of how closured variables aren't actually closures - the function scope that provides the closure is the closure.
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npm install --save create-singleton
Just include the
createSingleton.min.js. It's umdjs compatible :)
var createSingleton = require'create-singleton';var mySingleton = createSingleton// Describes my singleton classvar myPrivateVariable = 5;// something cool happens;;// Contrust the singleton classvar myInstance1 = ;// Later onvar myInstance2 = ;// This doesn't create a new instance of mySingleton but instead returns the same one// myInstance1 === myInstance2
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