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Implementation based organization / decomposition

Layering is one of the most common techniques that software designers use to break apart a complicated software system. But it is not the only one.

The list that I know of includes

  • Layering
    • Top-Down Communication – Request/Response Style
    • Bottom-up Communication – Notification Style
    • Two Stacks of N Layers communicating with each other – Yo Yo Style (The best known example is TCP/IP)
  • Pipes and Filters (Ex: The Http Modules pipeline in ASP.NET)
  • Ports and Adapters (Hexagonal Architecture – this can also be a thought of as a view of layering)

More on each of these soon…

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  1. November 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm

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