I am very confused about what to include in the component diagrams. My class/seq diagrams are set but I am unsure as to what exactly a component is... Can someone point me to examples of J2EE component diagrams that I can use as a model for the SCEA one ?
I cannot validate your approach and I should not. Sorry.
Please refer to Case Study in the Cade Roberts SCEA Study guide.
Component diagrams should have only Components (Ex: J2EE components like EJB, JSP, Servlets etc), J2EE/Core JavaPatterns (like DAO, Service Delegate etc), Reference to other Subsystems as you have mentioned and should clearly depict the flow between these components.
Originally posted by Dinesh Bhattacharya: Ok, thanks for the response. my main question was - is it ok to show subsystems in a component diagram and is it ok to dissect the large component diagram into smaller units for the SCEA exam....
Looks like I'm on on the 1st question
It's ok to show subsystems and dissect large components as long as your diagrams would not appear to be very confusing. You may also put additional explanations in your assumptions documents. Keep your component diagrams clear, concise, yet simple.