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Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond, Second Edition by Judith Stafford, Robert Nord, Paulo Merson, Reed Little, James Ivers, David Garlan, Len Bass, Felix Bachmann, Paul Clements

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5. Allocation Views and a Tour of Some Allocation Styles

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In this chapter, after a brief overview of allocation views, we look at these aspects of allocation views and styles:

• Deployment style

• Install style

• Work assignment style

• Other allocation styles

5.1 Overview

Software elements in a software architecture interact with nonsoftware elements in the environment in which the software is developed, deployed, and executed. Computing and communication hardware, file management systems, and development teams all interact with the software architecture. Because of this, the “set of structures needed to reason about the system” (from our definition ...

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