Facade: a superficial appearance or illusion of something: They managed somehow to maintain a facade of wealth.

Very interesting design pattern I cam across which provides protection of code and only exposure to those functions which you return from within the encapsulated object. Worth the share.

var module = (function() {  
    var _private = {  i: 5,
          get: function() {  console.log('current value:' + this.i);  
          set: function(val) {  this.i = val;  
          run: function() {  console.log('running');  
          jump: function() {  console.log('jumping');  
    return {  facade: function(args) {  _private.set(args.val);  _private.get();  
            if (args.run) {  _private.run();  
module.facade({ run: true, val: 10 }); //outputs current value: 10, running
Sam Deering is a Front-end Web Developer who specialises in JavaScript & jQuery. Sam is driven and passionate about sharing his knowledge to educate others.

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