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SEI “Views and Beyond” Views

A somewhat different approach to architectural views is the “Views and Beyond” approach defined by a group of well-known software architecture researchers, many of whom are connected to the Software Engineering Institute, which is documented in [CLEM10]. This approach starts by identifying the architectural styles that are appropriate for the design problem that the architect is facing and then applying these to the problem at hand, which results in an architectural view for each. The approach identifies three broad categories of architectural styles, known as viewtypes (rather than viewpoints), an...