Specification of Business Components

  • Peter Fettke
  • Peter Loos
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-36557-5_7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2591)
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Fettke P., Loos P. (2003) Specification of Business Components. In: Aksit M., Mezini M., Unland R. (eds) Objects, Components, Architectures, Services, and Applications for a Networked World. NODe 2002. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2591. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Component-based software development is a potential reuse paradigm for the future. While the required technologies for a component-style system development are widely available, for instance Sun’s Enterprise Java Beans, a problem inhibits the breakthrough of the component paradigm in business application domains: compared to traditional engineering disciplines there is a lack of standardized methods to describe business components. Such a description has to address several aspects: What services are offered and requested by a business component? How can these services be used? Are there any interdependencies between the services of a set of business components? What quality characteristics do the offered services fulfill? And so on. In this paper, we present a holistic approach to specify a business component. This approach consists of seven specification levels which address both technical and business aspects. Furthermore, we show the application of this method by specifying a simple business component that deals with German bank codes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Fettke
    • 1
  • Peter Loos
    • 1
  1. 1.Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Chair of Information Systems & ManagementMainzGermany

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