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IT533 - SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURES - CLASS 3
PIPE-AND-FILTER STYLE

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Summary (Top)
See text Table 4.1 on page 126

Example (Top)

The architecture for one of the event processors that was shown in the architecture on the viewtype page is shown in Figure 5:

[FIGURE]
Figure 5: Architecture for Event Processor 2

Component Types (Top)

There are three basic types of components that participate in a pipe-and-filter processing chain:

In the abstract, a filter is a combination of a sink and a pump.

Connector Middleware (Top)

Some possible ways to implement pipes are:

Advantages (Top)

Some advantages of the pipe-and-connector style are [Bass98, p97] :

Disadvantages (Top)

Some disadvantages of the pipe-and-connector style are [Bass98, p97] :


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