Summary Checklist

  • Modules pertain to the way in which a system's software is decomposed into manageable units of functionality, which is one of the important forms of system structure.
  • Modules are related to one another by forms of is-part-of, depends-on, and is-a relations.
  • A module view provides a blueprint for the source code.
  • Expect to have at least one module view in your documentation package.
  • You should not depend on a module name to define the functional duties of the module: use the responsibility property.
  • Use an interface document to establish a module's role in the system.
  • Module views are commonly mapped to views of the component and connector viewtype. Module implementation units map to runtime components.

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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