P. Prologue: Software Architectures and Documentation


The prologue establishes a small but fundamental set of concepts that will be used throughout the book. We begin with short overviews of software architecture (Section P.1) and architecture documentation (Section P.2), and then we go on to discuss the following topics:

Section P.3: Architecture views

Section P.4: Architecture styles (and their relation to architecture patterns) and the classification of styles into three categories: module styles, component-and-connector styles, and allocation styles

Section P.5: Rules for sound documentation

P.1 A Short Overview of Software Architecture ...

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