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So say we have an app (server) that somehow attaches to itself plugins (services) in form of .dll or .so libraries. Is there any nice short name for such server behaviour model?

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A plugin architecture? –  birryree Feb 20 '12 at 17:45
    
A plugin architecture would relate to all kinds of programms. Isnt there any special server/service related name? –  myWallJSON Feb 20 '12 at 18:01
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Maybe I'm just not understanding your description, but if you have a server that loads libraries to get additional services, that is a plugin-based architecture. You could also call it service-oriented architecture, which has several guidelines as to what makes it service oriented. –  birryree Feb 20 '12 at 18:07
    
Iey!) service oriented is what I looked for. Please, post is as an answer please=) –  myWallJSON Feb 20 '12 at 18:37

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Your architecture can be probably be genericized as a plugin-based architecture, where the server gets functionality from loading libraries.

Your model also fits the idea of service-oriented architecture, where a software system contains different services that operate together.

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