The Star Pattern: Representing Domain Concepts in a Uniform Way

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This software architecture pattern describes how to set up an information system’s architecture by using ‘business components’ and their ‘representational connectors’ that, together, form the Star pattern. The pattern allows the separation of business concerns from technology. The various representational connectors, which allow external systems to interact with a business component, are both non-invasive and loosely coupled to the business domain. These characteristics of the Star pattern support highly exchangeable interconnectivity channels. How the separation between a “business component” and its “representational connectors” can be established is described by using a linguistic view for how an information systems architecture can be structured.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2016 : Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
Number of pages11
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Publication date06.07.2016
Article numbera8
ISBN (Print)978-145034074-8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340748
Publication statusPublished - 06.07.2016
EventEuropean Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs - Europlop 2016 - Kaufbeuren, Germany
Duration: 06.07.201610.07.2016
Conference number: 21

    Research areas

  • Business informatics - Software architecture
  • Architecture pattern, Business component, Component, Connector, Information system, Representational connector, Software architecture