Saturday, June 21, 2008

Loosely coupled, reusable and Replaceable components

I am sure as software developers we know the importance of designing and developing reusable and loosely coupled components. Recently in the XP discussion forum I came across a discussion on the topic of "Building Agile applications using replaceable components". It drew my attention and followed the thread to understand where it was heading. Basically the author challenges the basic assumption behind "loosely coupled components". Instead of giving my version of the details, I would let his article speak about the thoughts.

Here are couple of links from the author(Raju's) webpage explaining loosely coupled, replaceable components.

Hierarchy of swappable modules

Loose coupling and SOA

How to build an application using replaceable components

Also this article challenges the assumption that Java could be used to build loosely coupled, replaceable components.

1 comment:

Ramgopal said...

Additional links, which an example:
http://www.cbsdf.com/misc_docs/Essential-complexity.htm

The terms has unique meaning:
http://www.cbsdf.com/misc_docs/COP-Terminology.htm

-Gopal