Metapattern: Context and Time in Information Models (Paperback)

Pieter Wisse

  • 出版商: Addison-Wesley
  • 出版日期: 2000-12-15
  • 定價: USD $39.95
  • 售價: $660
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 296
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0201704579
  • ISBN-13: 9780201704570

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Beyond object-oriented analysis: the next breakthrough in software modeling.

  • Building models that enable greater reuse -- even in complex, rapidly changing environments.
  • Concepts, structure, key techniques, and practical application: includes extensive real-world examples.
  • Using metapattern to integrate your entire enterprise information architecture.
Metapattern is a revolutionary software analysis tool that makes possible models of unprecedented precision -- and breakthrough levels of software reuse. In this book, Pieter Wisse -- the creator of Metapattern -- offers the first comprehensive introduction to this new technique. Wisse begins with an informal case study illuminating the basics of metapattern, using it to model a simple event, and demonstrating its power. He offers a detailed introduction to the concepts underlying metapattern, including time-stamping and context orientation. Next, he compares metapattern with purely object-oriented approaches in solving a series of complex information modeling problems -- showing why it can often achieve richer, more useful results. Metapattern then walks step-by-step through modeling a full-scale financial accounting application, offering diverse IT organizations practical guidance for implementing the technique -- and for using it to enhance application integration, enterprise-wide. For all software architects, object-oriented developers, managers, and team leaders seeking to achieve greater reuse in their software systems.

Pieter Wisse is the author of the Dutch language book Aspecten en Fasen. A computer consultant based in The Netherlands, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Twente.

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Appropriate Courses

Object Oriented Analysis and Design/Patterns.

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Table Of Contents

Preface.
Introduction.

I. DESIGN OF THE METAPATTERN.

1. Contexts.
Contexts with Object.
On Instances and Types.
Object with Contexts.
On Reality and Information Objects.
Recursiveness in Context.
Boundary.
Relative Determination of Context and Object.
Characteristic Difference Between Approaches.
Multiple Contexts.
Unique Nodes.
Object Identity.
Identity as a Network of Nodes.

2. Intexts.
Objects in Context.
Intext in Context.
Precision Versus Ambiguity.
Primitive Information Objects.
Pointer Information Objects.
Intermediary Information Objects.
Intermediary Character of Context.
Range for Object Identity.
Context-Oriented Normalization.

3. Types.
Node as Type.
Context as Type.
Typical Generalization.
Relational Typing.
Node Selection.
Relationship Selection.
Tailor-Made Typing.
A Different Inheritance.
Strong Polymorphism.
Behavioral Forms and Encapsulation.

4. Time.
Time-Based Relationships.
Starting Time of Effect.
From Existence to Value.
Time-Based Information Objects.
Variations in Time.
A Change of Nil Identity.
Audit Trail.
Metapattern as Infrastructure.
Past and Future.

5. Compositions.
Homogeneous Classification Hierarchy.
Cartesian Product.
Double Compositions.
Inheritance through Composition.
Conclusion on Design.

II. CONCEPTUAL SOLUTIONS.


6. Encounter.
Conceptual Model and Implementation Considerations.
Navigational Guidelines.
Type-on-Context.
The Relative Nature of Unification.

7. Discussion.
Context-Oriented, Multi-Layered Typing.
From Power Type to Type-on-Context.
Structural Operations.
Contextual Principle.

8. Dynamics.
Contextual State at Specific Time.
Dynamic, Multiple Typing.
Add as a Single Basic Operation.
Characteristic Modeling Paradigm.
Intext with Static and Dynamic Properties.

9. Emphasis.
Degree of Freedom and Purity.
Structural Set for Specification of Aggregates.
Rule, No Exception.
Limitation of Patterns by Metapattern.
Context: Background at Foreground.
Conclusion on Alternative Solutions.
Afterword on Context.

III. PATTERN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN.


10. Principle.
Monumental Scope.
Company and Factory Context.
Primary Requirement.
Bill of Materials, Source, and Destination.
Transformations.
Types and Instances Revisited.
Positional Instances.
Fundamental Variety.

11. Alternatives.
Serial Size.
Timing and Scheduling.
Production Series.
The End of Reviewing.

12. Positions.
Introduction.
A Play of Positions.
An Extended Space for Relationship Management.
Connectivity.
Explicit Relationships.
Analysis and Synthesis.

13. Publications.
Short Comments.
Contractual Positions.
Radical Simplicity through Inherent Mechanisms.
Content and Form.
Subject Classification.
A Single Idea about Contents.
From Creation to Publication.
Dynamic Publications.
Summary.

14. Trails.
From Related Pairs to Context.
Operational Knowledge.
Almost Positions.
Authorization.
Phenomena in Observation Objects.
Thesaurus.
Indexing.
Standardized Time Management and Control.

15. Nails.
Pattern Transfer.
Basic Operations of the Metapattern.
General Ledger for Accountability.
Conclusion on Analysis and Design.

IV. A CASE OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING.


16. Family.
Prototype for Interpretation Management.
System of Systems.
Dimensions and Phases.
Primary Dimension.
Related Accounts.
Intersystem Relationships.
Subject Classification of Transactions.
Accounts.

17. Variety.
Positional Accounting Systems.
Configuration Management.
Constituting Elements of Account.
Positional Exchange Rate Types.
Defaults for Entries.
Conclusion on Case.

V. METAPATTERN AND PLURIFORMITY.


18. Strategy.
First Priority: Differences.
Second Priority: Similarites.
Boundary-Crossing Information Services.
Technological Developments.
Fifth Hypothesis.

Appendix A: Multicontextualism.
Appendix B: An Alliance of Metamodels.
Metapattern Meets RM-ODP.

Bibiliography.
Index. 0201704579T04062001


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