Develop a high-level business description and identify patterns
- Try Patterns for e-business Development Kit Lite
(PDK Lite), a self-configuring, end-to-end skeleton Web application in
one self-extracting package for implementing various Self-Service
- Visit the
IBM e-business Patterns site,
a repository of pattern resources, including a walkthrough exercise
that can make it easier to choose the correct patterns for your design.
- In "Online game infrastructures, Part 2,"
focus on scalability options and complete the last two steps of the
patterns-based solutions modeling as you integrate the runtime patterns
of the online games infrastructure into a first-level solution and
outline whether outsourcing is the best path.
- In "Online game infrastructures: Integrate additional device-support functions, Part 3,"
focus on integrating new device-support functions into the existing
online games infrastructure and meet e-commerce and device-connectivity
- In "Online game infrastructures: Integrate additional device-support functions, Part 4,"
focus on learning patterns-based solutions to handle community
interaction needs, address adding new content for users of the game
environment, and provide assistance when users want it.
- Check out the
International Game Developers Association, a non-profit membership organization that advocates globally on issues related to digital game creation.
- Get a quick overview of pattern usage in
"Patterns for e-business" (developerWorks, June 2000).
- Take a detailed peek into the workings of this architecture in "A custom design based on the Portal Composite Pattern architecture" (developerWorks, February 2004) .
"Business Integration for games: An introduction to online games and e-business infrastructure" for more on the technology solutions behind the business and revenue models of online game systems.
- Patterns for e-business: A Strategy for Reuse (IBM Press, 2001), by Adams, Koushik, Vasudeva, and Galambos, is the basis for this article. Read a chapter from the book.
- Check out
Developing Online Games: An Insider's Guide
(O'Reilly & Associates; 1996), by Mulligan and Patrovsky, an
excellent book describing the business requirements for running an
online games infrastructure.
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