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Designing the Requirements: Building Applications that the User Wants and Needs by Chris Britton

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Chapter 7. The Relationship to Other IT Projects

In this chapter I discuss integration design—the placing of tasks into applications and services and the placing of data tables into databases. Recall that in Chapter 2, “A Hierarchy of Designs,” I defined applications as separately implementable projects in the sense that each project produces new versions of working code out of sync with other projects. Recall too that I defined three kinds of applications:

• Online applications or simply applications

• Batch applications—typically applications that are run on a regular basis such as every evening

• Service applications or simply services—applications called by other applications

The design for each of these can proceed relatively independently ...

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