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Component-Level Design in Software Engineering - Chapter Summary
This self-paced software engineering chapter outlines the basics of component-level design. Complete the chapter at your own pace to learn about component-level design's applications, steps, processes and principles. The lessons are accompanied by short quizzes that are designed to reinforce the material. You can check your understanding of component-level design by taking the multiple-choice exam that's offered at the end of the chapter. Use the Ask the Expert feature if you have any questions, and feel free to access the chapter online at any time that fits your schedule. When you're finished, you should be able to:
- Compare types of component-level design
- Address the principles and process of class-based component design
- Explain each step of component-level design
- Discuss competent-level design's practical software engineering applications
1. Component-Level Design: Definition & Types
In this lesson, component-level design (translating the design model into software) is explained, as well as the different classifications of components. The object-oriented, traditional and process-based views of component-level design are discussed.
2. Class-Based Component Design: Principles & Process
In this lesson, we'll take a look at class-based component design, the key principles that guide it, and the process used to implement it. At the end, you should have a good understanding of this design method.
3. Component-Level Design: Steps & Examples
This lesson outlines component-based design and the steps associated with it. Examples of unified modeling language (UML) activity diagrams and state charts are also included.
4. Practical Application for Software Engineering: Component-Level Design
UML component diagrams are an excellent choice for mapping and documenting the flow of information between the various components of a system. They are detailed and in-depth, especially with regard to interfaces.
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