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Application Patterns for Application Architecture

Application Patterns for Application Architecture

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We created an initial set of Application Patterns as part of our patterns & practices Application Architecture Guide 2.0 project.   The purpose of the application patterns is to show a skeletal solution for common end-to-end applications.  Each application pattern includes a scenario, a pattern solution, and a technical solution.  This provides you with a relatively stable backdrop and starting point to reuse lessons learned from successful applications.

Application Patterns
Here's our initial set of application patterns:

Example Application Pattern
The heart of each application pattern revolves around the scenario, the pattern overlay, and the technology overlay:

Scenario
Here's the backdrop we use for the baseline architecture:

Scenario

Pattern Solution
Here's our pattern overlay:

PatternsSolution (2)

Tech Solution
Here's our technology overlay:

TechnologySolution (2)

Application Pattern Template
Here's the core structure of each application pattern:

Section Description
Key Characteristics Identifies the distinctions that impact the application architecture and design. Helps you quickly identify whether the scenario is relevant for your situation.
Scenario A brief illustration of the deployment scenario and main application parts.
Key Characteristics Identifies the distinctions that impact the application architecture and design. Helps you quickly identify whether the scenario is relevant for your situation.
Pattern Solution Provides an overaly of patterns on top of the key application parts.
Pattern Solution Details Elaborates on the patterns. Includes pattern summaries and any relevant example information.
Technical Solution Provides an example overlay of technologies.
Technical Solution Details Elaborates on the technologies. Includes technology summaries and any relevant example information, such as code snippets or psuedocode.
Additional Resources Provides a set of directly relevant resources where you can find more information.

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