Application units: Basic building blocks of tailorable applications
- Anders MØrchAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics, University of Oslo
Application units (AUs) are defined as the smallest self-contained units to be useful in the design and implementation of end-user tailorable applications, such as word processors, drawing programs, and e-mail systems. The notion of application units has been inspired by similar basic building blocks: Lego bricks, HyperCard buttons+scripts, MVC triads, and architectural patterns. It is proposed as a solution to problems in maintenance, reuse, and further development of generic software applications.
An architecture for tailorable, generic applications is presented, application units are introduced, and an example of a generic application built out of AUs is given.
- Application units: Basic building blocks of tailorable applications
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- Human-Computer Interaction
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- 5th International Conference, EWHCI '95 Moscow, Russia, July 3–7 1995 Selected Papers
- pp 45-62
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- Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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