Chapter 1. Archetypes and archetype patterns

1.1 Introduction

In this chapter, we introduce and explain the concepts of business archetypes and archetype patterns. We have found these concepts to be exciting and very useful in our own work in object modeling, and we hope that you will too.

Although an understanding of archetypes and archetype patterns was essential to create the archetype patterns presented in the main part of this book, it is not essential to the pragmatic application of these patterns in business systems. If you just want to use this book as a useful pattern catalog, you may safely skim this chapter, which is mainly theoretical. However, you should at least take a quick look at Section 1.7 to understand the Unified Modeling ...

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