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Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond, Second Edition by Judith Stafford, Robert Nord, Paulo Merson, Reed Little, James Ivers, David Garlan, Len Bass, Felix Bachmann, Paul Clements

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Glossary

Actors the other elements, users, or systems with which an element interacts.

Allocation style a kind of style that describes the mapping of software units to elements of an environment in which the software is developed or executes.

Architectural (architecture) pattern “an architectural pattern expresses a fundamental structural organization schema for software systems. It provides a set of predefined subsystems, specifies their responsibilities, and includes rules and guidelines for organizing the relationships between them” (Buschmann et al. 1996, page 12).

Architecture cartoon the graphical portion of a view’s primary presentation, without supporting documentation.

Architecture description language (ADL) a language for representing ...

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