Desarrollo de componentes de software en base al patrón de diseño mediador: el caso del organizador gráfico interactivo (Software component development based on the mediator pattern design: the interactive graphic organizer case)

Francisco Andrés Almarza Menjiba (francisco.almarza@usach.cl), Hector Raúl Ponce Arias (hector.ponce@usach.cl), Mario José López Villarroel (mario.lopez@usach.cl)


Universidad de Santiago de Chile
This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Dec. 2011
Volume: 9,   Issue: 7 
ISSN: 1548-0992


Abstract:
This article presents the redesign of a software application denominated interactive graphic organizer (IGO) using a software component architecture and the mediator pattern design. The original IGO application presented high level of coupling and primitive communication interface which generated problems in the composition of more complex software applications. The main results were a new IGO version that fulfills the characteristics associated with software components, in particular, a robust interface; and mainly, a low coupling level derived from the use of the mediator pattern design. This new version has permitted the reuse of the IGO in the composition of more complex applications.

Index Terms:
Interactive graphic organizer, software component, mediator pattern design, composition   


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