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Software Fortresses: Modeling Enterprise Architectures by Janet Van Sickler, Roger Sessions

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2.1. Basic Software Fortress Diagram

The basic picture of a software fortress is somewhat similar to the UML class diagram. The software fortress version uses a double-lined box to indicate the fortress itself. Drawbridges are indicated either by single-lined boxes or, in some diagrams, by labeled arrows entering the fortress. Rather than use a cartoon figure to indicate the type of the fortress (such as the Viking to represent the business application fortress), I give the name of the fortress followed by a double colon followed by the fortress type (e.g., presentation).

Several features are conspicuously missing from the fortress diagram. For example, there is no diagrammatic counterpart to the guard, the envoy, or the strongbox, all of which ...

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