CAST Manual

2.1.14

Overview

In essence CAST is a software framework for developing integrated systems from a collection of heterogenous components. The feature that distinguishes CAST from most other component-based frameworks is that it is designed to support component communication via shared working memories (WMs), rather than via direct/client server communication (or any other software architecture style). For simiplicity you can treat a working memory as a hashtable that maps string ids to objects of various types. Each component in a CAST system is connected directly to one working memory, then all working memories are interconnected, allowing each component to access any object in the system via it's own WM. A collection of components connected to the same working memory is called a subarchitecture (SA), and a full system (or architecture) is made up of one or more subarchitectures.

Documentation

This is the documentation for the CoSy Architecture Schema Toolkit.

For code documentation (incompleteness guaranteed!), see the API.

API

Tutorial


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