I never drew a component diagram before, But for the assignment I need to do one. When I compared the diagrams on the internet with the one provided in the chapter 9 of Mark Cade and Humphrey Sheil, there is a vast difference in them(like no interfaces, no ports etc).
But I liked the Mark Cade and Humphrey Sheil as it's very simple and elegant compared to the other ones. So I have decided to follow it. But the only problem is, for my actual assignment, the diagram looks close to the Mark Cade's example diagram and it's even simpler than that(I don't have the Inventory & Pricing logic functionality as similar functionality in my assignment is external to my system and I'm accessing it as web service. So I don't have the component in the business layer, But I showed a component in the integration layer which accesses the web service). So this change will make the diagram look very simple(11 components and 3 external systems = 14 boxes) and I'm worried it may not be good enough for 40 marks!!
I understand that if the problem requires only his much, then it should give me complete points. But it's an exam and often making things too simple is not a very good idea. Do you guys think I need to elaborate more?(Like instead of showing related SLSB and ENTITIES as one components, split them and show interactions between them?)
If you guys can provide some good links to sample components diagrams(like the one in Mark Cade's book), it would be helpful to me.(I found many, But they are not like the one in Mark Cade's book)
Appreciate your inputs.