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Object-Oriented Construction Handbook by Heinz Züllighoven

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T&M Conceptual Patterns

This chapter builds on the T&M guiding metaphors and design metaphors introduced in Chapter 3 by describing them as conceptual patterns. The sections of this chapter deal with tools and materials, automatons, containers, and the work environment. While Chapter 3 showed how metaphors can help to build a common universe of discourse between developers and other concerned parties in a software project, this chapter takes these everyday metaphors into the realm of software design.

The conceptual patterns discussed in this chapter form the basis both for the technical construction and the usage model of a system, occupying an important intermediate position. Chapter 8 will discuss the important conceptual patterns as design ...

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