Chapter 7. Road Map to Part II

If the heart be stout, a mouse can lift an elephant.

—Tibetan proverb

In Part II we move from the overall systems engineering view described in Chapter 6 to the somewhat more detailed perspective of a particular subject matter or subsystem. That perspective is composed of two complementary views of a subject matter: a static model and a dynamic model. This section is about the static view; Part III will deal with the dynamic view of subject matter.

If you are into anatomical analogies, subsystems form the skeleton of an application. Because of the militant encapsulation of subject matters described in the previous chapter, it could be argued that the subsystem skeleton is really an exoskeleton that surrounds ...

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