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App Types (Archetypes)

1 June 2008 3 Comments

If you build LOB (line-of-business) applications, you’re familiar with Web, Smart Clients, Mobile and Web Services applications.  In patterns & practices, we’ve organized programs around these application types to build more relevant, prescriptive guidance.  Here’s examples of the end-to-end application types. 

Web Application


Smart Client / Mobile


Web Service / Service


Note the following codes: UIC=User Interface Components, UPC=User Process Components, SA=Service Agent, SI=Service Interface, BE=Business Entity, BC=Business Component, DAC=Data Access Component.

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