Part II. Software Architecture Documentation in Practice

II Software Architecture Documentation in Practice

Part I laid the foundations for software architecture documentation by providing a repertoire of styles from which to choose and build views for a system; Part II presents information to complete the picture and to put the ideas into practice.

  • Chapter 6 explores advanced documentation techniques that apply to many real systems: refinement and chunking of information, context diagrams, creating and documenting combined views, documenting variability and dynamism, and documenting a new style.
  • Chapter 7 tells how to document the interfaces of architectural elements.
  • Chapter 8 explores another advanced but essential technique: documenting the behavior of an element or an ensemble of elements.
  • Chapter 9 provides detailed guidance for choosing the set of views to incorporate into a documentation suite, explores examples of sets of views, and gives two short examples for illustrating how to decide which views to use.
  • Chapter 10 prescribes templates and detailed guidance for documenting views and documenting information that applies to more than one view.
  • Chapter 11 examines other well-known prescriptions of software architecture documentation and places them in the context of the material in this book.

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

References



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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