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Re: [RTF] Glossary entry ""metric of Architectural component"

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 11:45:20 -0400
To: "Narahari, Sateesh" <Sateesh_Narahari@jdedwards.com>
Cc: "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>, "Damodaran, Suresh" <Suresh_Damodaran@stercomm.com>, "Wsa-public (E-mail)" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020703114519.R3511@www.markbaker.ca>

On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 08:44:14AM -0600, Narahari, Sateesh wrote:
> Architecture consists of both software components and system components ( It
> also consits of connectors and configuration etc).So, saying components is
> safer, IMO.
> 
> The field of software architecture is vast in definitions[1] that we can
> easily spend next few years with glossary :-)

Agreed, but we have to pick one, or else we're not going to accomplish
much.

Our working definition of architecture and reference architecture is more
in line with my suggested terminology, than those of Boehm or others.
It's also in line with Fielding;

http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/software_arch.htm

Personally, I'd like to see us adopt Fielding's terminology verbatim.

MB
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