Exploiting Style in Architectural Design Environments
Authors: David Garlan, Robert Allen, John Ockerbloom
Proceedings of SIGSOFT '94 Symposium on the
Foundations of Software Engineering, December 1994.
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As the design of software architectures emerges as a discipline within
software engineering, it will become increasingly important to support
architectural description and analysis with tools and environments. In
this paper we describe a system for developing architectural design
environments that exploit architectural styles to guide software architects
in producing specific systems. The primary contributions of this research
We use our experience in implementing these concepts to illustrate how
style-oriened architectural design raises new challenges for software
- A generic object model for representing architectural designs;
- The characterization of architectural styles as speculations of this
- A toolkit for creating an open architectural design environment from
a description of a specific architectural style.
Keywords: Software Architecture, architectual style, architectual description, architectual design, object model, design environment
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