In this chapter, we look at these aspects of component-and-connector (C&C) views:
• Elements, relations, and properties
• Relation to other views
In this chapter we discuss C&C views in their most general form, and we look at notations for representing C&C views. In Chapter 4, we explore some important C&C styles.
A C&C view shows elements that have some runtime presence, such as processes, objects, clients, servers, and data stores. These elements are called components. Additionally, component-and-connector views include as elements the pathways of interaction, such as communication ...