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Rethinking software connectors

Kell, Stephen (2007) Rethinking software connectors. In: SYANCO '07 International workshop on Synthesis and analysis of component connectors. . pp. 1-12. ACM ISBN 978159593720X. (doi:10.1145/1294917.1294918) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:69718)

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Existing work on software connectors shows significant disagreement on both their definition and their relationships with components, coordinators and adaptors. We propose a precise characterisation of connectors, discuss how they relate to the other three classes, and contradict the suggestion that connectors and components are disjoint. We discuss the relationship between connectors and coupling, and argue the inseparability of connection models from component programming models. Finally we identify the class of configuration languages, show how it relates to primitive connectors and outline relevant areas for future work.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/1294917.1294918
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Stephen Kell
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 16:08 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
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