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Assessing Design Quality From a Software Architectural Perspective

  • October 1997
  • By Jeromy Carriere, Rick Kazman
  • This whitepaper argues that good object oriented designs accrue from attention to both the design of objects and classes and to the architectural framework which defines how instances of those classes interact.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    In this paper, we take the position that good object oriented designs accrue from attention to both the design of objects and classes and to the architectural framework which defines how instances of those classes interact. We argue that an architecture should be assessed for conceptual integrity, and describe tool support for making such an assessment.

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