Form-Oriented Concepts

We want to summarize the constituting concepts of form orientation. Form orientation is a holistic approach to software development of a certain ubiquitous kind of system, which is characterized by our definition of submit/response style interaction. Form orientation pursues a neutral concentration on the everyday tasks of the working software developer. Form orientation integrates software development best practices with a couple of entirely new concepts on the level of an abstract software system viewpoint. Then concepts are derived on all levels of technology. Form-oriented analysis introduces new artifacts, namely page diagrams, form storyboards, and formcharts, which differ in formality and expressiveness.

The first kind of form-oriented concepts concerns the modeling process of submit/response style applications. The second kind of contributions concerns theoretical advances of a general nature. These advances go beyond the immediate application within form-oriented analysis, but the application of these theoretical concepts in form-oriented analysis is more than sufficient justification of them.

Concepts for Modeling of Submit/Response Style Applications

Form-oriented analysis brings the following benefits for the analysis of submit/response style systems:

The Main Contributions to Modeling in General

During the formal treatment of form-oriented analysis we have encountered the following notable theoretic contributions: