At the core of developing flexible, modular C# applications is a foundational knowledge of design patterns and their use cases. In this course, C# Design Patterns: Flyweight, you’ll learn the skills you need to effectively leverage the Flyweight design pattern in your own code. First, you’ll learn where the Flyweight pattern fits into the overall design pattern canon and the problem it solves in software development. Next, you’ll dive into its building blocks, and finally, its correct implementation. When you’re finished with this course, you will have a firm understanding of the Flyweight pattern and its effectiveness, as well as a concrete example of how to integrate it into your own projects. Software required: Visual Studio.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Harrison Ferrone, and I'd like to welcome you to the C# Design Patterns: Flyweight course. I'm a software developer and instructional author at my own little corner of the world, paradigm shift development. Most days, you can find me working with C# in Unity, doing a bit of freelance IOS dev, or editing technical content for the raywenderlich website. Design patterns have been around for more than 25 years. In that time, they've helped many a software developer get his or her head around a difficult problem. This course is a jumping‑off point into the flyweight design pattern in the C# language, so you don't need any prior experiences with design patterns to get the ball rolling. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include defining a flyweight interface, creating concrete flyweight classes, understanding intrinsic and extrinsic state, implementing a factory class, and finally, understanding real‑world examples and implications. By the end of this course, you'll be comfortable with identifying and analyzing practical use cases for the flyweight design pattern and be ready to bring the code and skills you've learned into your own C# projects. Now, this is an intermediate course, so you should be familiar with C# programming language and know your way around Visual Studio, either on Mac or Windows. The beginner level C# Fundamentals course in our library can quickly get you up to speed if you're just starting out or if you need a refresher. I hope you'll join me on this journey into software design with the C# Design Patterns: Flyweight course, here at Pluralsight.