Discussion Questions


Can you think of a system that cannot be described using a layered view? If a system is not layered, what would this say about its allowed-to-use relation?


How does a UML class diagram relate to the styles given in this chapter? Does that diagram show decomposition, uses, generalization, or another combination? (Hint: We'll discuss this in some detail in Section 11.2.)


We consciously chose the term generalization to avoid the multiple meanings that the term inheritance has acquired. Find two or three of these meanings, compare them, and discuss how they are both a kind of generalization. (Hint: You may wish to consult books by Booch and Rumbaugh, respectively.)


Suppose that a portion of a system is generated with, for example, a user interface builder tool. Using one or more views in the module viewtype, how would you show the tool, the input to the toolthe user interface specificationand the output from the tool?

Software Architectures and Documentation

Part I. Software Architecture Viewtypes and Styles

The Module Viewtype

Styles of the Module Viewtype

The Component-and-Connector Viewtype

Styles of the Component-and-Connector Viewtype

The Allocation Viewtype and Styles

Part II. Software Architecture Documentation in Practice

Advanced Concepts

Documenting Software Interfaces

Documenting Behavior

Choosing the Views

Building the Documentation Package

Other Views and Beyond

Rationale, Background, and Design Constraints


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Documenting Software Architectures(c) Views and Beyond
Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond
ISBN: 0201703726
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 152
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