JSEA  Vol.7 No.2 , February 2014
Software Composition Using Behavioral Models of Design Patterns

Given a set of requirements structured as design problems, we can apply design patterns to solve each problem individually. Much of the published literature on design patterns addresses this problem—pattern association; however, there is no systematic and practical way that shows how to integrate those individual solutions together. We propose a compositional model based on design patterns by abstracting their behavioral model using role modeling constructs. This approach describes how to transform a design pattern into a role model that can be used to assemble a software application. The role model captures the behavioral relationship between participant components in the design pattern. Our approach offers a complete practical design and implementation strategies, adapted from DCI (Data, Context, and Interaction) architecture. We demonstrate our technique by presenting a simple case study complete with design and implementation code. We also present a simple to follow process that provides guidelines of what to do and how to do it.

Cite this paper
S. Hasso and C. Carlson, "Software Composition Using Behavioral Models of Design Patterns," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 7 No. 2, 2014, pp. 104-117. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2014.72012.
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