4.5. How are Applications Assembled Using CBD?

Having described the basic component concepts, we now consider how these concepts are embodied in supporting a component-oriented approach to application assembly. In particular, we identify the key elements on which any CBD approach is based.

While much of the technology infrastructure for component-oriented approaches is in place, of equal importance to its success are the methods for developing component-oriented applications. Faced with the wealth of technology, software developers must be able to answer the key question of how to effectively design solutions targeting that technology. The software industry is only just beginning to offer guidance in this regard.

Fortunately, the latest wave ...

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