O'Reilly logo

Enterprise Patterns and MDA: Building Better Software with Archetype Patterns and UML by Ila Neustadt, Jim Arlow

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 4. Party archetype pattern

4.1 Business context

The Party archetype pattern describes how to represent essential information about people and organizations. We use Party as a general term for a person or an organization such as a business.

Almost every business is concerned to some degree with maintaining information about parties and about the roles that these parties play in various relationships with them. This concern is as old as business itself. Even in very early business activities based around barter, transactions were predicated on trust, and that was based on having some knowledge, whether formally represented or not, of your trading partners.

One very common problem is that many businesses have no standard and unified way ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required