Issue No. 01 - January/February (1997 vol. 14)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.566429
This article defines a software architecture as a virtual machine that underlies a system. The authors use an object-oriented analysis method to model both the application and the architecture, and they use formalized patterns to describe how to map application concepts to the architecture. The result has the code generation ability of the tools for a domain-specific software architecture, but is based on general notations. The authors use the development of the Timepoint application to illustrate how their method works.
Stephen J. Mellor, Sally Shlaer, "Recursive Design of an Application-Independent Architecture", IEEE Software, vol. 14, no. , pp. 61-72, January/February 1997, doi:10.1109/52.566429