Container - Container-Component Architectures...

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Container-Component Architectures Container-Component Architectures are examples of open architectures because they allow users to extend an application's functionality by adding new components created by third party developers. Components have to be added without modifying the code of the original application since users don't have access to the application's source code. The Container-Component Architecture is a good example of the Open-Closed Principle . A component (also called a plugin) consists of one or more collaborating objects, implements some interfaces, and requires interfaces to be implemented. The detailed definition of a component can be found here . Components provide system functionality. The container's job is to manage the lifecycle of its components (create, suspend, resume, destroy) and also to provide infrastructure services to the components such as communication, persistence, security, execution environment (a VM for example), synchronization, white and yellow page directories, etc. Examples of applications that follow the Container-Component Architecture include:
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