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Nhan Nguyen
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JavaScript Design Patterns - Creational - Singleton

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Singleton pattern limits the number of instances of a particular object to just one while providing a global access point to this instance.

Singletons reduce the need for global variables, which avoids the risk of name collisions.

In the example below, we check in the constructor() { ... } if an Animal instance exists or if we need to create a new one.

class Animal {

  constructor() {
    if (typeof Animal.instance === 'object') {
      return Animal.instance;

    Animal.instance = this;

    return this;

export default Animal;
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