4. A Tour of Some Component-and-Connector Styles
4.1 An Introduction to C&C Styles
A component-and-connector (C&C) style introduces a specific set of component-and-connector types and specifies rules about how elements of those types can be combined. Additionally, given that C&C views capture runtime aspects of a system, a C&C style is typically also associated with a computational model that prescribes how data and control flow through systems designed in that style.
The choice of a C&C style (or styles) will usually depend on the nature of the runtime structures in the system. For example, if the system will need to access a set of legacy ...