Authored by: Mehrdad Sabetzadeh , Anthony Finkelstein , Michael Goedicke

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
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The construction of any sizable software system involves many agents, each with their own perspective of the system being built. Viewpoints provide a framework for guiding and managing development in a multiple-perspective setting, where a variety of agents with different areas of concern collaborate toward building a system. In this entry, we explain the main concepts and techniques underlying viewpoint-based development and illustrate them using a number of examples.

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