What Do Specifications Have to Do with CBD?

Posted June 22, 1999 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies, Business & Enterprise Architecture Cutter Business Technology Journal

The current upsurge of component-based development (CBD) reflects the attraction of the plug-and-play metaphor in software development. A component is a black box that talks to its customers through its interfaces alone. Simply plug the boxes together, and there's an application. Great! So why is CBD not the cure-all that some folks would have us believe? There are lots of answers to that question. Right now, I'd like to focus on one piece: specification.

About The Author
Paul Allen
Paul Allen served as a Senior Consultant in Cutter Consortium's Business & Enterprise Architecture practice. Prior to retiring, Mr. Allen worked for more than 35 years in most areas of IT. He earned international recognition for his pioneering work in the application of component-based development (CBD) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) to achieve practical business value. Mr. Allen focused on the cultural aspects of enterprise SOA… Read More
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