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Part II: External Systems in Component Diagram  RSS feed

 
Allexicus Kernikus
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I have a quick question concerning external systems within component diagrams: can they be depicted by a component in combination with the stereotype <<external>>? Or should I use another notation?

One discussion in this forum was on the same subject - only in combination with RationalRose as a tool - their final verdict was to use a package symbol with the stereotype <<subsystem>> - but that sounds a bit odd to me... (see http://www.coderanch.com/t/153393/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/describe-external-system-component-diagram)

Many thanks in advance!
 
Saurabh Gokhale
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yes, it can be shown with <<external>> as a stereotype but along with that I would also recommend to add a text at the left of the box [provided you draw one] with the text "External Systems (External to JVM)".
This way it will be very clear to the examiner that this component is external to your SuD.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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