A Visual Language for Design Pattern Modeling and Instantiation

A Visual Language for Design Pattern Modeling and Instantiation

David Maplesden (Orion Systems Ltd., New Zealand), John Hosking (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and John Grundy (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-219-0.ch002
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Abstract

In this chapter we describe the Design pattern modeling language, a notation supporting the specification of Design pattern solutions and their instantiation into UML design models. DPML uses a simple set of visual abstractions and readily lends itself to tool support. DPML Design pattern solution specifications are used to construct visual, formal specifications of Design patterns. DPML instantiation diagrams are used to link a Design pattern solution specification to instances of a UML model, indicating the roles played by different UML elements in the generic Design pattern solution. A prototype tool is described, together with an evaluation of the language and tool.

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