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A Module is a separate, interchangeable, self contained component that represents a unit of functionality. It is best to define a Module what it does:

  • It encapsulates code and data into a single unit (usually a file) that implements a specific functionality
  • It provides an interface as a contract between the users of the module (i.e., clients) to access the functionality in an consistent way
  • It allows for the functionality to be plug-able into other modules (i.e., clients) that use the interface
  • It is packaged in a single unit so that it can be easily deployed. Generally it is stored as a file, but it could be an entry into a database (i.e., stored procedure), a datastream, etc.

For example, encapsulates database access. It has an Application Programming Interface (API) to access its functionality. It is a single file that can be plugged into a source tree.


dido/public/ra/xapend/xapend.a_glossary/m/module.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/04 13:40 by
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