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Proceedings 1996 Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (1996)
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Dec. 4, 1996 to Dec. 7, 1996
ISBN: 0-8186-7638-8
pp: 288
Bent Bruun Kristensen , Aalborg University
ABSTRACT
When we apply the mechanisms of an object-oriented language we form concrete architectures over some domain. Over time we identify recurring patterns and transform the concrete architectures into more general architectural abstractions. Such abstractions are then used in combination with the language mechanisms to form other kinds of concrete architectures in diagrams and programs: we apply a combination of language mechanisms and architectural abstractions in the modeling and programming process. Our knowledge concerning the needs and possibilities in the modeling process, especially those captured in the architectural abstractions, enables us to invent new language mechanisms, typically abstraction mechanisms. Such abstraction mechanisms replace several architectural abstractions because of the generality of the mechanisms, and because of their integration with other mechanisms of the language: we invent abstraction mechanisms to replace architectural abstractions. Software architecture is the different styles and manners of building software in terms of the choice and combination of language mechanisms and architectural abstractions. The mutual influence between object-oriented language mechanisms and architectural abstractions is the basis for the further development of both languages and software architecture.
INDEX TERMS
Software architecture, Language mechanisms, Architectural abstractions, Object-oriented analysis, design and programming.
CITATION
Bent Bruun Kristensen, "Architectural Abstractions and Language Mechanisms", Proceedings 1996 Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, vol. 00, no. , pp. 288, 1996, doi:10.1109/APSEC.1996.566763
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