The Software Architecture community has developed a common vocabulary for describing software components and their interconnections. However the structure of ports and roles have been too simplistic for capturing even simple examples. This paper explores the part that composition inheritance and interfaces play in defining ports and roles. We discuss these concepts within the context of the JavaBeans component model and show how to capture the complexity inherent in the interfaces of components and connectors.
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