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Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models by Martin Fowler

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14. Patterns for Type Model Design Templates

This book uses very conceptual models, thus it is important for me to explain how these models turn into software. This chapter provides transformation patterns that can be used to construct design templates for type models. Transformation patterns describe principles for transforming an artifact from one form into another. Design templates describe how to turn an implicit specification model into an explicit specification model and an implementation. Since implicit interface models and conceptual models are almost identical, they are valuable tools for understanding how conceptual models relate to implementations.

The chapter does not attempt to give a full set of design templates for any particular ...

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