Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Marvin the martian

I was accused at Apachecon EU a year or two ago by Steve of relying on "architect tools" i.e. visio, powerpoint etc., instead of programmer tools, (like what? emacs!) For which he proposed a test framework here.

Well today I was discussing some of the finer points of separation of concerns with the guys and had cause to exhume (and re-label for php) a diagram I drew a couple of years ago for a former employer to illustrate the layering in our java systems to an interested, but unenlightened group of Oracle developers.

It would be a good test case for Steve's framework, because it has to be a particular shape, no matter what information it has to convey.

I could plead that I drew it first then recognised the shape, but I won't bother because life's too short.

Colleague Ed suggested it should be recorded for posterity so here is the original Java version...


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Dave said...

you could have shown the php one though...
and you relying too much on architect tools?
I recall you growling 'model-based-development' any time i so much as thought OMG...!
(or UML)

Unknown said...

the php one was a hack! Its basically the same, but PHP Doctrine replaces hibernate, mysqli replaces jdbc, smarty replaces tapestry, and the spring/ ejb & servlet bit is replaced by generic "business logic" and "MVC controller". Its no patch on the original ;-)

Newbie said...

Great representation of software architecture. This is definitely a model that will come in handy.

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