Pattern Instance Notation - Expanded PINboxes

jason.mcc.smith Pro shared this on May 25, 2011

This stencil aids in creating Expanded PINboxes for the Pattern Instance Notation. (See that stencil for the Collapsed and Standard forms of the PINbox.) Pattern Instance Notation is a software diagramming notation for working with design patterns, both on its own and as an adjunct to UML and other modeling visual languages. It is described in full in the article The Pattern Instance Notation: A Simple Hierarchical Visual Notation for the Dynamic Visualization and Comprehension of Software Patterns, in the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, 2011, at DOI reference 10.1016/j.jvlc.2011.03.003. It is also used extensively in the book Elemental Design Patterns from Addison-Wesley Publishing, and is now part of the Structure Pattens Metamodel Standard (SPMS) from the Object Management Group (OMG):

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